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FEBRUARY, 1918 



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DAVIDSON, N. C. 



Published by the College, 1918 | 



DAVIDSON COLLEGE 
BULLETIN 

CATALOG NUMBER 

Eighty-Second Session 

1917-18 




FOUNDED 1836-37 
DAVIDSON. N. C. 



FROM 1902 TO 1909. THE BULLETIN WAS PUBLISHED AS A QUARTERLY. 

NOW PUBLISHED FEBRUARY. MARCH. MAY. JUNE. AUGUST. 

SEPTEMBER. NOVEMBER. DECEMBER 



Vol, XVII. No. 1 



February, 1918 



ENTERED AS SECOND-CLASS MATTER. MARCH I, 1909. AT THE POSTOFFICE AT 
DAVIDSON. N. C. UNDER ACT OF CONGRESS JULY 16, 1694 



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COLLEGE CALENDAR 

1916 

September 11 and 12 — Tuesday and Wednesday, 

Registration of Students 

September 13 — Thursday _ - Fall Term Began 

September 17 — Monday (8.45 a. m.) Annual Address to the Students 

October 25 — Thursday _ Davidson College Day 

November 29 — Thursday — _ Thanksgiving 

December 1 — Saturday....- Maxwell Chambers Day — Senior Orations 

DecemberlO — Monday Intermediate Examinations Began 

December 20 — Thursday _ _ _ . Fall Term Closed 

CHRISTMAS VACATION 
1918 

January 2 — Wednesday . _ Spring Term Began 

January 28 — Monday • -..Re-examinations 

February 4 — Monday..... _ _ . Re-examinations 

February 11 — Monday _ -..Re-examinations 

February 24 — Sunday. Day of Prayer for Colleges 

March 2 — Saturday - Junior Orations 

April 13 — Saturday _ . - Athletic Day 

May 26 — Sunday (11 a. m.) _ _ _ Baccalaureate Sermon 

May 26 — Sunday (8 p. m.) Annual Sermon Before Y. M. C. A. 

May 27 — Monday (4 p. m.) _ Gymnasium Exhibit 

May 27 — Monday (8.30 p. m.) Exercises of Literary Societies 

and Contest for Junior Oratorical Medal 

May 28 — Tuesday (9 a. m.) Annual Meeting Board of Trustees 

May 28 — Tuesday (5 p. m.) _ Orchestra and Glee Club Concert 

May 28 — Tuesday (6 p. m.) ...Alumni Luncheon and Annual 

Meeting of Alumni Association 

May 28 — Tuesday (8.30 p. m.) _ _ Annual Literary Address 

May 28 — Tuesday (10 p. m.) Reception by President and 

Faculty to the Alumni, Trustees and Visiting Friends 

May 29 — Wednesday (11 a. m.) Senior Oratorical Contest, 

Award of Trophies and Medals- — Announcements 

May 29 — Wednesday (4 p. m.) _ ...Senior Class Exercises 

May 29 — Wednesday (8.30 p. m.) ^Graduation Exercises 



SUMMER VACATIONS 

September 3 and 4 — Tuesday and Wednesday Registration of Students 

September 5 — Thursday (7.40 a. m.) Fall Term Begins 

September 9 — Monday (8.45 a. m.). Annual Address to Students 

October 24 — Thursday -.Davidson College Day 

November 28 — Thursday Thanksgiving 

November 30 — Saturday Maxwell Chambers' Day — Senior Orations 

December 9 — Saturday _.. Intermediate Examinations Begin 

December 19 — Thursday Fall Term Closes 

CHRISTMAS VACATIONS 
1919 

January 2 — Thursday Spring Term Begins 

January 27 — Monday _ Re-examinations 

February 3 — Monday „ _ Re-examinations 

February 10 — Monday _. Re-examinations 

February 23 — Sunday Day of Prayer for Colleges 

March 1 — Saturday Junior Orations 

April 12 — Saturday _ Athletic Day 



HOW TO REACH DAVIDSON 

From the South, Eastern North Carolina, and the North passengers 
will come to Charlotte. There are four passenger trains each 
day over the Southern (A. T. and O. Division) from Charlotte 
to Davidson, just 22 miles due north. 

From the West, passengers come by the Asheville Division of the 
Southern, changing cars at Statesville, N. C, to A. T. and O. 
Division of Southern for Davidson, 22 miles due south. 

Passengers from Chattanooga, Tenn., and farther west, may find it to 
their advantage to come by Atlanta and Charlotte. 



HISTORICAL SKETCH 

The Scotch-Irish Presbyterians, who settled Piedmont Caro- 
lina a quarter of a century before the Revolution, brought with 
them their love of liberty, of religion, and of learning. The 
first culminated in the Mecklenburg Declaration; the second 
bore fruit in scores of vigorous churches and generations of 
godly men and women; the third led to the establishment of 
numerous high-grade classical academies, and a half-century 
later burst into flower in the founding of Davidson College. 
Their patriotism, religion, and love of learning are blended in 
every word of the motto on the college seal, Alendo lux ubi 
orta libertas (Let learning be cherished where liberty has 
arisen). 

The originator of the movement was Rev. Robert Hall Mor- 
rison, D.D., who at the spring meeting of Concord Presbytery 
in 1835, secured the adoption of a resolution appointing a 
committee to take charge of the raising of funds and the selec- 
tion of a site for an institution of learning. At the fall meet- 
ing this committee reported and the presbytery thereupon 
passed a resolution stipulating that the institution should be 
called "Davidson College," "as a tribute to the memory of that 
distinguished and excellent man, Gen. William Davidson, who, 
in the ardor of patriotism, fearlessly contending for the liberty 
of his country, fell (universally lamented) in the battle of 
Cowan's Ford." The Presbyteries of Bethel and Morganton, 
a few months later, added their strength to that of Concord ; 
the churches, in their poverty, soon raised over thirty thousand 
dollars for the new institution, and on March 1, 1837, David- 
son College began its career, with sixty-six students in attend- 
ance, and Dr. Morrison as its first President. 



6 Davidson Coixegk 

In 1840, in consequence of impaired health, Dr. Morrison 
was compelled to resign the presidenc}', and the Rev. Samuel 
Williamson, D.D., was elected as his successor. Dr. William- 
son held the office until 1854 when he resigned. His succes- 
sor was the Rev. Drury Lacy, D.D. During the administra- 
tions of Dr. Morrison and Dr. Williamson, the College had 
great difficulty in continuing its existence upon its meager re- 
sources, but in the time of Dr. Lacy, it seemed that a brighter 
day had come. In 1854, Maxwell Chambers, a wealthy mer- 
chant of Salisbury, N. C, bequeathed to the College a resid- 
uary legacy of $250,000. This increase in the funds of the 
College made it possible to erect the stately main building, 
named in honor of this benefactor, Chambers Building, and 
costing $85,000; to purchase expensive scientific apparatus 
and mineralogical cabinets ; and to increase the number in 
the Faculty. But just as the College was entering upon this 
greater prosperity and wider influence, the Civil War came to 
check its development. The regular exercises of the College 
were not interrupted by the war, its students being mainly boys 
who were too young to enter the army. But of the munificent 
ante-bellum endowment of $260,000 only about one- fourth 
survived the financial ruin of the South that followed in the 
wake of war. 

In the meantime, Dr. Lacy had resigned in 1861 and the 
Rev. John Lycan Kirkpatrick, D.D., had served as president of 
the College until his resignation in 1866. The next incumbent 
of the office was the Rev. G. Wilson McPhail, D.D., who 
served until his death at the close of the collegiate year, 1870- 
71. During his administration, the College had begun to pros- 
per again more rapidly than its friends had expected under 
the conditions resulting from the war. From 1871 to 1877 
the College was without a president, the duties of that office 



Historical Sketch 7 

being performed by Professor John R. Blake who had been 
designated by Board of Trustees as Chairman of the Faculty. 
Finding it expedient to return to a president as the executive 
officer of the institution, the Board in 1877 allowed Professor 
Blake to give up the administrative side of his work, and de- 
vote himself to his department — Physics, and elected as presi- 
dent, Rev. Andrew D. Hepburn, D.D., LL.D., who was at 
that time Professor of Mental Science and English Literature 
in the institution. In 1885, Dr. Hepburn resigned, and the 
Rev. Luther McKinnon, D.D., was elected to the presidency. 

When ill-health made necessary Dr. McKinnon's resignation, 
in 1888, the Board called to the office the Rev. John Bunyan 
Shearer, D.D. Under the administration of Dr. Shearer the 
College began to enter upon its period of recent prosperity. In 
1901, Dr. Shearer retired from the active duties of president 
and became vice-president. The Board of Trustees elected 
to the presidency Henry Louis Smith, M.A., Ph.D., who was 
at the time Professor of Natural Philosophy in the College. 
When Dr. Smith resigned in 1912 to accept the presidency of 
Washington and Lee University, the Board elected as Presi- 
dent, William Joseph Martin, M.A., M.D., Ph.D., who was at 
the time Professor of Chemistry in the College. Dr. Martin 
entered upon the duties in the summer of 1912 and was for- 
mally installed into office at the Commencement of the session 
of 1912-13. 

For nearly half a century the college has had to make up 
in zeal, untiring labor, and heroic self-denial what she lost in 
worldly possessions. But after this long struggle a new day 
has dawned. A campaign looking to an increase of the per- 
manent endowment fund assumed definite form in the fall of 
1908. After nearly two years of earnest effort, this campaign 
resulted in pledges which should give an addition of $225,000 



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to the endowment, besides certain additions to the material 
equipment, and in 1915-16 an additional $100,000 was added 
to the resources of the College. 

Since the war, $175,000 have been invested in apparatus, 
laboratories, and additional equipment, and the college has 
gone steadily onward with its work, training leaders in church 
and state, at peace with its denomination and all other institu- 
tions of learning, standing always for genuineness, thorough- 
ness, and unremitting study, and giving to her students that 
liberal, hard-won Christian culture which leads to broadened 
vision, intellectual self-reliance, and spiritual power. 

The present value of the equipment is $328,000; the pro- 
ductive endowment is $356,000; and the total annual income 
is approximately $54,000. 

Some idea of the recent growth of the college may be gath- 
ered from the following statement of matriculation of students : 

For year 1890-91 113 

For year 1900-01 131 

For year 1910-1 1 342 

For year 1916-17 394 

The area of patronage outside of North Carolina is as fol- 
lows for the same years : 

For year 1890-91 34 

For year 1900-01 61 

For year 1910-1 1 171 

For year 1916-17 179 



TRUSTEES AND OFFICERS 



MEMBERS OF BOARD 

The members of the Board are elected by their respective 
Presbyteries of the Synods of North Carolina, South Carolina, 
Georgia, and Florida. Of these there are fifty-five members. 
Six members additional are elected at large by the Alumni 
Association. All elections are for a term of four years. The 
annual meeting of the Board is held at the college on Tuesday 
of Commencement week. Officers and Executive Committee 
are elected each year at this annual meeting. The Executive 
Committee meets several times during the year, and exercises 
all the powers of the Board during the interval between the 
meetings of the Board itself; its acts, however, are subject to 
the review and control of the Board of Trustees. 

OFFICERS 

Rev. W. L. LinglE, D. D President 

Mr. Geo. W. Watts .. Vice-President 

Rev. W. J. McKay, D. D Secretary 

Mr. F. L. Jackson _ _.. Treasurer and Business Manager 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

Rev. W. L. LinglE, D. D., ex officio ..Chairman 

Rev. W. J. McKay, D. D., ex officio Secretary 

Mr. W. H. Belk Rev. Byron Clark, D.D. 

Mr. Geo. E. Wilson Mr. W. J. Roddey 

Mr. R. A. Dunn Rev. Thornton Whaling, D.D. 

Mr. J. P. Allison 

FINANCE COMMITTE 

Mr. Geo. Wilson Mr. R. A. Dunn Mr. W. H. Belk 

COMMITTEE ON INSTRUCTION 

Rev. W. L. LinglE, D.D. Rev. Byron Clark, D. D. 

Rev. Thornton Whaling, D.D. 



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SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 

NAME POSTOFEICE PRESBYTERY EXIT 

Rev. B. R. Lacy, Jr ........Willow Springs, N.C.Albemarle 1918 

Rev. R. A. Lapsley, Jr ......Tarboro, N. C Albemarle 1919 

Rev. J. R. Hay ...„. Brevard, N. C Asheville 1919 

Rev. R. C. Anderson Montreat, N. C - Asheville 1921 

Rev. Byron Clark, D.D Salisbury, N. C Concord 1920 

Rev. E. D. Brown China Grove, N. C Concord 1920 

Rev. C. A. Munroe, D.D Hickory, N. C . Concord 1919 

Mr. G. F. Harper ...Lenoir, N. C Concord 1919 

Mr. J. P. Allison Concord, N. C Concord 1918 

Mr. O. D. Davis Salisbury, N. C Concord 1918 

Prof. J. H. Hill Statesville, N. C Concord 1921 

Rev. C. M. Richards, D.D.... Davidson, N. C - Concord - 1921 

Mr. A. L. James ...Laurinburg, N. C Fayetteville 1921 

Rev. R. S. Arrowood Candor, N. C Fayetteville 1918 

Rev. A. R. McQueen Dunn, N. C Fayetteville 1919 

Mr. J. W. McLaughlin Raeford, N. C ...Fayetteville 1920 

Rev. T. E. P. Woods Rutherfordton, N.C.King's Mountain...l920 

Hon. R. L. Ryburn Shelby, N. C King's Mountain.,.1918 

Mr. W. H. Belk Charlotte, N. C Mecklenburg 1919 

Rev. A. A. McGeachy, D.D.Charlotte, N. C „ Mecklenburg 1919 

Mr. J. W. Pharr Charlotte, N. C Mecklenburg 1919 

Mr. R. A. Dunn Charlotte, N. C... Mecklenburg 1918 

Mr. Geo. E. Wilson, Sr ...Charlotte, N. C Mecklenburg 1918 

Rev. C. E. Hodgin Greensboro, N. C Orange 1920 

Rev. E. R. Leyburn, D.D Durham, N. C Orange 1919 

Mr. Geo. W. Watts Durham, N. C Orange 1918 

Rev. D. L. Craig, D.D Reidsville, N. C „ Orange 1921 

Rev. W. M. Shaw Wilmington, N. C Wilmington _ 1919 

Mr. O. L. Clark Clarkton, N. C Wilmington 1919 

SYNOD OF SOUTH CAROLINA 

NAME POSTOEElCE PRESBYTERY EXIT 

Rev. Alexander Sprunt,D.D. Charleston, S. C Charleston 1918 

Rev. W. J. McKay, D.D Sumter, S. C Harmony 1918 

Rev. H. C. Hammond St. Charles, S. C Harmony 1920 

Rev. W. H. Fraser „ Anderson, S. C Piedmont 1917 

Mr. W. C. Smith Easley, S. C Piedmont 1921 

SYNOD OF GEORGIA 

NAME POSTOEFICE PRESBYTERY EXIT 

Rev. E. L. Hill, D.D Athens, Ga Athens 1921 

Col. R. L. J. Smith Commerce, Ga Athens .....1918 

Mr. C. D. Montgomery Atlanta, Ga Atlanta 1918 



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Rev. W. A. Murray. Griffin, Ga Atlanta 1918 

Rev. D. W. Brannen, D.D....Milledgeville, Ga Augusta _ 1918 

Rev. T. P. Burgess _ Crawfordsville, Ga. ...Augusta 1918 

Mr. H. L. Smith Dalton, Ga Cherokee 1918 

Mr. E. L. Faw ......Marietta, Ga Cherokee 1918 

Rev. R. E. Douglas, D.D Macon, Ga Macon 1919 

Mr. W. A. Watt Thomas ville, Ga .Macon 1918 

Rev. R. A. Brown Waycross, Ga Savannah 1918 

Rev. G. L. Bitzer, D.D .....Valdosta, Ga Savannah 1918 

SYNOD OF FLORIDA 

NAME POSTOPFICE PRESBYTERY EXIT 

Rev. J. F. McKinnon „ Oakland, Fla St. Johns 1918 

Rev. W. H. Dodge Jacksonville, Fla Sewanee 1920 

Rev. W. S. Patterson .Madison, Fla Florida 1917 

FROM ALUMINI ASSOCIATION 

NAME POSTOFFICE EXIT 

Rev. W. L. Lingle, D.D Richmond, Va 1920 

Mr. A. L. Mills „ Greenville, S. C 1920 

Rev. T. C. Whaling, D. D.„. Columbia, S. C 1919 

W. T. Bailey Greenwood, S. C 1919 

Hon. B. R. Lacy 1 Raleigh, N. C 1921 

Mr. W. J. Roddey Rock Hill, S. C 1921 



FACULTY 

(in order of official seniority) 

WILLIAM JOSEPH MARTIN, President 

A.B., M.A. (Davidson), M.D., Ph.D. (University of Virginia), 
JOHN' BUN YAN SHEARER, Vice-President 

A.B. (Hampden-Sidney), M.A. (University of Virginia), D.D., 
LL.D. 



JOHN BUNYAN SHEARER 

A.B. (Hampden-Sidney), M.A. (University of Virginia), D.D. 
LL.D. 

Professor of Biblical Instruction 
CALEB RICHMOND HARDING 

A.B., M.A. (Davidson), Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins) 

Professor of Greek Language and Literature 
WILLIAM RICHARD GREY 

A.B. (Davidson), Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins) 

Professor of Latin Language and Literature 
JOHN LEIGHTON DOUGLAS 

A.B., M.A. (Davidson), (Johns Hopkins) 

Professor of Pure Mathematics 

james Mcdowell douglas 

A.B., M.A. (Davidson), Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins) 

Professor of Physics 
MARK EDGAR SENTELLE 

A.B., M.A. (Davidson), M.A. (Yale University), D.D. 

Professor of Philosophy 
JOSEPH MOORE McCONNELL 

A.B. (Davidson), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Virginia) 

Professor of History and Economics 
JOHN WILSON MacCONNELL* 

A.B., M.A. (Davidson), M.D. (University of Maryland) 

Professor of Biology and Physical Training 



'On leave. R. M. C, U. S. A. 



Faculty 13 

MAURICE GARLAND FULTON 

Ph.B., M.A. (University of Mississippi), (University of Mich- 
igan) 
Professor of the English Language and Literature 

THOMAS WILSON LINGLE* 

A.B., M.A. (Davidson), Ph.D. (Leipsic), (Graduate Princeton 
Theological Seminary) 

Professor of Modern Languages 
HOWARD BELL ARBUCKLE 

A.B., M.A. (Hampden-Sidney), Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins) 

Chambers Professor of Chemistry 
ARCHIBALD CURRIE 

A.B. (Davidson), (Columbia University) 

Professor in Elementary Law, Education, and Public Speaking 
WILLIAM WOODHULL WOOD 

A.B., C.E. (University of Virginia) 

Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics and Astronomy 
MACON REED 

A.B. (University of South Carolina), (Vanderbilt University), 
(Columbia University) 

Associate Professor of Greek and Latin 
ALFRED MILES WITHERS 

A.B. (Washington and Lee University), A.M. (Johns Hopkins), 
(University of Grenoble, France), (University of Chicago) 

Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literature 
GROVES HOWARD CARTLEDGE 

A.B., M.A. (Davidson College), Ph.D. (University of Chicago) 

Associate Professor of Chemistry and Physics 
CHARLES MALONE RICHARDS 

A.B., D.D. (Davidson College) 

Lecturer in Church History and Government 
HINTON BAXTER OVERCASH 

B.S. (Davidson) 

Adjunct Professor in Biology 



*On leave. War Y. M. C. A. French Troops. 



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READING AND LABORATORY ASSISTANTS 

A. P. SAUNDERS 
W. G. CUMMING 

Bible 
R. B. CUNNINGHAM 
W. T. DUNLAP 
C. W. WORTH 
O. J. THIES 
L. M. CURRIE 

Chemistry 
O. C. WILLIAMSON 
C. A. HOWELL 

English 
T. R. ALEXANDER 

French 
O. C. WILLIAMSON 

Geology 
J. B. WOODS 

German 
W. M. JONES 
R. H. STONE 

History 
LAVENS THOMAS 

Latin 
ANDREW BROWN 

Law 
H. M. GREY 
J. B. DAFFIN 
L. M. CURRIE 

Mathematics 
W. S. OVERTON 
O. P. HART 
J. B. DAFFIN 
W. G. HUMPHREY 
H. M. GREY 

Physics 
W. M. FOUNTAIN 

Public Speaking 



OFFICERS OF ADMINISTRATION 

WILLIAM JOSEPH MARTIN, M.D., Ph.D., LL.D. 

President 

JOHN BUNYAN SHEARER, M.A., D.D., LL.D. 

Vice-President 

FRANK LEE JACKSON, B. S., C. P. A. 

Treasurer and Business Manager 

JOHN WILSON MacCONNELL, M.A., M.D. 

College Physician 

CORNELIA SHAW 

Librarian and Registrar 

MAURICE GARLAND FULTON, M.A. 

Secretary of the Faculty 

WILLIAM McKENZIE FETZER 

Director of Athletics 

CAPTAIN JAMES WALTER LEA, B.S. 

(The Citadel) 

In Charge of Military Instruction 

PHILIP BARBOUR PRICE 

Gymnasium Instructor 

MRS. ALICE ROBSON 
Trained Nurse in Charge of College Infirmary 

ORRIE ALTALENE STEELE 
Secretary to the President 

JOHN HILL 

Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds 

HATTIE THOMPSON 

Assistant to the Treasurer 

JOHN REID BOSWELL 

LOUIS PORTER GOOD 

LEON CLARK McASKILL 

Assistants to Librarian 



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DWIGHT MOODY CHALMERS 
Assistant to Registrar 

S. T. McCLOY 

Monitor of Senior Class 

W. T. DUNLAP, JR. 
Monitor of Junior Class 

F. L. KNIGHT 
Monitor of Sophomore Class 

D. M. ORGAIN 
R. H. STONE 

Monitors of Freshman Class 

J. R. WOODS 

E. A. WOODS 

Recorders for Committee on Absences 



STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE FACULTY 

(THE PRESIDENT IS EX-OFFICIO MEMBER OF AEE COMMITTEES. THE MEMBER 
FIRST NAMED IN EACH INSTANCE IS CHAIRMAN) 

EXECUTIVE 

The President, Professors Grey, SentellE, Fulton 

LOCAL FINANCE 

Professors Grey, J. L. Douglas, Mr. Jackson, The President 
(Appointed by the Executive Committee of the Trustees) 

ABSENCE 

Professors SenteeeE, J. W. MacConneee, Currie, Wood 

SUPERVISION 

(For Freshmen) : Professors J. L. Dougeas, LinglE, CarteEdge, 
Reed. (For Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors) : Professors 
Wood, Arbuckee, Withers 



Standing Committees 17 

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS AND ADMISSION 
Professors Reed, J. L. Douglas, LinglE. Fulton 

HONORS (Graduation and Glass) 
Professors LinglE, Withers 

DEGREES (Graduation and Honorary) 
Professors Harding, SentellE, Shearer 

PUNCTUALITY ROLL 

Registrar, and Student Office Force 

SCHEDULES (Examination and Recitation) 
Professors J. M. Douglas, LinglE, Withers 

PUBLIC LECTURES AND CELEBRATIONS 

Professors Fulton, J. M. McConnell, A. Currie, Arbuckle 

BULLETINS 

The President, Professors Fulton, J. M. McConnell 

PRESS 

Professors Harding, LinglE, CartlEdge 

STUDENT PUBLICATIONS 

Profesors J. M. Douglas, SentellE, J. M. McConnell, LinglE 

ATHLETICS 

Professors J. M. Douglas, Arbuckle. Wood 

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS (Other Than Athletic) 
Professors CartlEdge, Arbuckle, J. M. McConnell 

INTERCOLLEGIATE DEBATES AND ORATORICAL CON- 
TESTS 
Professors Currie, J. M. McConnell, Fulton 

FINANCES OF STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS 
Mr. Jackson, Prof. J. L. Douglas 

STUDENT SELF-HELP 
Professors LinglE, Reed 

STUDENT TEACHERS' EXCHANGE 

Professors J. M. McConnell, J. M. Douglas, Harding 
LIBRARY 

Professors Fulton, J. L,. Douglas, Arbuckle, Miss Shaw 



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BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS 

Mr. Jackson, Professors Wood, Arbuckle 
HOSPITAL AND SANITATION 

Professors J. W. MacConnell, Arbuckxe, Reed 

ALUMNI ASSOCIATIONS 

Professors Cartledge, J. W. MacConnell, Currie, Mr. Jackson 

ENTERTAINMENT OF TRUSTEES 

Professors J. M. McConnell, J. M. Douglas, Mr. Jackson 

CHAPEL AND CHURCH SEATING 
Professor J. L. Douglas (Seniors) 
Professor J. M. Douglas (Juniors) 
Professor Grey (Sophomores) 
Professor J. M. McConnell (Freshmen) 



ADMISSION 



GENERAL REUQIREMENTS 

Applicants for admission should enter into correspondence 
with the President at as early date as possible. Students com- 
ing from other institutions must furnish letter of honorable 
dismissal, together with a full statement of both high school 
and college credits to which they are entitled. No one under 
fifteen years of age is admitted, while ordinarily seventeen 
should be considered the minimum age. The average age of 
the members of the Freshman class is above eighteen. 

No student will be admitted who does not present a cer- 
tificate of good moral character from his school principal, 
or other reliable person who can and does testify from per- 
sonal knowledge. 

No young man who cheats on high-school examinations, or 
who drinks or gambles, is wanted at Davidson College, and it 
is earnestly requested that the name and address of such be 
not sent to the President. Only those should apply for admis- 
sion who are willing to attend all college exercises faithfully, 
to respect the regulations of the institution, and seriously to 
engage in the work assigned them. 

ADMISSION BY CERTIFICATE 

If the candidate desires to enter on certificate from an ac- 
credited school, he must present a certificate blank, furnished 
by the college on application, carefully and completely filled 
out, and signed by the principal of his school or schools. 

It is advisable to have the certificate prepared as early in 
the summer as possible because it is usually difficult to 
secure the proper records after the teachers have scattered 



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for the vacation. If the candidate lacks something of the 
full requirements for admission, he may save valuable time 
and possibly some disappointment by working during the 
summer prior to his entrance on such deficiencies in prep- 
aration as may have been found. It is exceedingly unwise 
for applicants to present themselves at the opening of college 
without knowing that they will be accepted. Much incon- 
venience and some expense may be saved them if they will 
send in their high school record well ahead of time for matricu- 
lation. 

To be admitted to the Freshman class in all subjects with- 
out conditions, it is necessary for the applicant to present a 
minimum of fourteen units of high-school work. A unit rep- 
resents a year's study in any subject in a secondary school, 
constituting approximately a quarter of a full year's work. 
With four subjects, a student would make four units a year 
in a high school, and twelve units in three years. No student 
should undertake to enter Davidson who has not completed at 
least three years of high-school work under efficient teachers, 
and ordinarily he should take four years. Students are ear- 
nestly warned against entrance into college until well pre- 
pared to carry successfully college work; otherwise they will 
soon become discouraged, and lose interest in their education. 
A student with proper testimonials as to ability may, however, 
enter Davidson with two units of conditions. In this case, he 
will be required to remove these conditions within two years, 
either by outside study, or by pursuing certain first-year 
courses in college, that may be counted as part of entrance 
requirements, such courses not to count toward a degree. 

It should be understood that conditions handicap a stu- 
dent and especially when these conditions are in English, 
Mathematics or Languages. It is very desirable that any 



Requirements eor Admission 21 

conditions in these subjects should be removed by summer 
work done prior to college entrance if they can not be 
removed by work in the regular school term. 

The fourteen units must be selected from the following list : 

ENGLISH 

a. English Grammar, Analysis, and Composition 1 unit 

b. Rhetoric and Composition 1 unit 

c. Reading and Literature 1 unit 

(All three units required) 

This is equivalent to the regular requirements in English of the 
National Conference on Uniform Entrance Requirements, which for 
1917 to 1919 are printed below in detail : 

Preparation in English should have two main objects: (1) command 
of correct and clear English, spoken and written; (2) power to read 
with intelligence and appreciation. 

To secure the first end, training in grammar and the simpler princi- 
ples of rhetoric, and the writing of frequent compositions are essential. 
The student must be able to spell, capitalize, and punctuate correctly. 
He must show a practical knowledge of the essentials of English 
grammar, including ordinary grammatical terminology, inflections, 
syntax, the use of phrases and clauses ; a thorough training in the 
construction of the sentence; and familiarity with the simpler princi- 
ples governing paragraphs and different kinds of whole compositions, 
including letter-writing. 

To secure the second end, the candidate is required to read a certain 
amount from the works named in the two lists below. The list is 
intended to give the candidate the opportunity of reading, under intel- 
ligent direction, a number of important pieces of literature. 

Reading and Practice. — The student should read the books prescribed 
below with a view to understanding and enjoying them. He will be 
required to present evidence of a general knowledge of their subject- 
matter, and to answer simple questions on the lives of their authors. 

For the classes entering in 1917, 1918, and 1919, the books provided 
for reading and practice are arranged in the following groups, from 



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each of which at least two selections are to be made, except as other- 
wise provided under Group I : 

Group 1. Classics in Translation. — The Old Testament, compris- 
ing at least the chief narrative episodes in Genesis, Exodus, Joshua, 
Judges, Samuel, Kings, and Daniel, together with the books of Ruth 
and Esther; the Odyssey, with the omission, if desired, of Books I, II, 
III, IV, V, XV, XVI, XVII ; the Iliad, with the omission, if desired, 
of Books XI, XIII, XIV, XV, XVII, XXI; the Aetieid. The Odyssey, 
Iliad, and Aeneid should be read in English translations of recognized 
literary excellence. 

For any selection from this group a selection from any other group 
may be substituted. 

Group 2. Shakespeare. — Midsummer Night's Dream; Merchant of 
Venice ; As You Like It; Twelfth Night; The Tempest; Romeo and 
Juliet; King John; Richard II; Richard III ; Henry V ; Coriolanus; 
Julius Caesar*; Macbeth*; Hamlet*. 

Group 3. Prose Fiction. — Malory's Morte d'Arthur (about 100 
pages); Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, Part I; Swift's Gulliver's 
Travels (voyages to Lilliput and to Brobdingnag) ; Defoe's Robinson 
Crusoe, Part I; Goldsmith's Vicar of Wakefield; Frances Burney's 
Evelina; Scott's novels (any one) ; Jane Austen's novels (any one) ; 
Maria Edgeworth's Castle Rackrent, or The Absentee; Dickens' novels 
(any one) ; Thackeray's novels (any one) ; George Eliot's novels 
(any one) ; Mrs. Gaskell's Cranford; Kingsley's Westward Ho! or 
Hereward, the Wake; Reade's The Cloister and the Hearth; Black- 
more's Lorna Doom; Hughes' Tom Brown's School-days; Steven- 
son's Treasure Island, or Kidnapped, or Master of Ballantrae ; Cooper's 
novels (any one) ; Poe's Selected Tales; Hawthorne's The House of 
the Seven Gables, or Twice-Told Tales, or Mosses From an Old 
Manse ; a collection of short stories by various standard writers. 

Group 4. Essays, Biography, etc. — Addison and Steele's The Sir 
Roger de Coverley Papers, or selections from the Tattler and Specta- 
tor (about 200 pages) ; selections from Boswell's the Life of Johnson 
(about 200 pages) ; Franklin's Autobiography ; Irving's Sketch Book 
(about 200 pages), or Life of Goldsmith; Southey's Life of Nelson; 
Lamb's Essays of Elia (about 100 pages) ; Lockhart's Life of Scott 
(about 200 pages) ; Thackeray's Lectures on Swift, Addison, and 



Requirements for Admission 23 

Steele in the English Humorists; Macaulay's Lord Clive, Warren 
Hastings, Milton, Addison, Goldsmith, Frederic the Great, Madame 
d'Arblay (any one) ; Trevelyan's Life of Macaulay (about 200 pages) ; 
Ruskin's Sesame and Lilies, or Selections (about 150 pages) ; Dana's 
Two Years Before the Mast; selections from Lincoln, including at 
least the two Inaugurals, the Speeches in Independence Hall and at 
Gettysburg, the Last Public Address, and the Letter to Horace Greeley, 
together with a brief memoir or estimate ; Parkman's The Oregon 
Trail; Thoreau's Walden; Lowell's Selected Essays (about ISO pages) ; 
Holmes' The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table ; Stevenson's An Inland 
Voyage, and Travels with a Donkey; Huxley's Autobiography, and 
selections from Lay Sermons, including the addresses on Improving 
Natural Knowledge, A Liberal Education, and A Piece of Chalk ; a 
collection of Essays by Bacon, Lamb, DeQuincey, Hazlitt, Emerson, 
and later writers ; a collection of letters by various standard writers. 

Group 5. Poetry. — Palgrave's Golden Treasury (First Series), 
Books II and III, with especial attention to Dryden, Collins, Gray, 
Cowper, and Burns; Palgrave's Golden Treasury (First Series), Book 
IV, with especial attention to Wordsworth, Keats, and Shelley (if not 
chosen under Study and Practice) ; Goldsmith's The Traveller, and 
The Deserted Village; Pope's The Rape of the Lock; a collection of 
English and Scottish Ballads, as for example, some Robin Hood bal- 
lads, The Battle of Ottcrbum, King Estmere, Young Beichan, Bewick 
and Grahame, Sir Patrick Spens, and a selection from later ballads ; 
Coleridge's The Ancient Mariner, Christabel, Kubla Khan; Byron's 
Childe Harold, Canto III or IV, and The Prisoner of Chilian; Scott's 
The Lady of the Lake, or Marmion; Macaulay's The Lays of Ancient 
Rome, the Battle of Naseby, The Armada, Ivry; Tennyson's The Prin- 
cess, or Gareth and Lynette, Lancelot and Elaine, and The Passing of 
Arthur; Browning's Cavalier Tunes, The Lost Leader, How They 
Brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix, Home Thoughts from 
Abroad, Home Thoughts from the Sea, Incident of the French Camp, 
Herve Riel, Pheidippides, My Last Duchess, Up at a Villa — Down in 
the City, The Italian in England, The Patriot, The Pied Piper, "De 
Gustibus — /' Instans Tyrannus; Arnold's Sohrab and Rustum, and 
The Forsaken Merman; selections from American Poetry, with especial 
attention to Poe, Lowell, Longfellow, and Whittier. 

Study and Practice. — The student should read the books prescribed 



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below with the view of acquiring such knowledge of their contents 
as will enable him to answer specific questions with accuracy and some 
detail. The examination is not designed, however, to require minute 
drill in difficulties of verbal expressions, unimportant allusions, and 
technical details. 

For 1917, 1918, and 1919, the books provided for Study and Practice 
are arranged in four groups, from each of which one selection is to 
be made. 

Group 1. Drama. — Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Hamlet. 

Group 2. Poetry. — Milton's L' Allegro, II Penseroso, and either 
Cotnus or Lycidas; Tennyson's The Coming of Arthur, The Holy 
Grail, and the Passing of Arthur; the selections from Wadsworth, 
Keats, and Shelley in Book IV of Palgrave's Golden Treasury (First 
Series). 

Group 3. Oratory. — Burke's Speech on Conciliation with America; 
Macaulay's Two Speeches on Copyright, and Lincoln's Speech at 
Cooper Union; Washington's Farewell Address, and Webster's First 
Bunker Hill Oration. 

Group 4. — Essays. — Carlyle's Essay on Bums, with a selection from 
Burns' Poems ; Macaulay's Life of Johnson; Emerson's Essay on 
Manners. 

MATHEMATICS 

a. Algebra to Quadratics 1 unit 

(Required) 

The four fundamental operations for rational algebraic expressions ; 
factoring, determination of highest common factor and lowest common 
multiple by factoring; fractions, including complex fractions, ratio, 
and proportion; linear equations, both numerical and literal, contain- 
ing one or more unknown quantities ; problems depending on linear 
equations ; radicals, including the extraction of the square root of 
polynomials and of numbers ; exponents, including the fractional and 
negative. 



Requirements for Admission 25 

b. Quadratic Equations, Binomial Theorem and Progres- 
sions ^ or 1 unit 

(Required) 

Quadratic equations, both numerical and literal; simple cases of 
equations with one or more unknown quantities, that can be solved by 
the methods of linear or quadratic equations ; problems depending 
upon quadratic equations ; the binomial formula for positive integral 
exponents ; the formulas for the nth term and the sum of the terms 
of arithmetic and geometric progressions, with applications. 

c. Plane Geometry — 5 books 1 unit 

(Required) 

The usual theorems and constructions of good text-books, including 
the general properties of plane rectilinear figures ; the circle and the 
measurement of angles ; similar polygons ; areas ; regular polygons 
and the measurement of the circle. The solution of numerous origi- 
nal exercises, including loci problems. Application to the mensuration 
of lines and plane surfaces. 

d. Solid Geometry J4 unit 

The usual theorems and constructions of good text-books, including 
the relations of planes and lines in space; the properties and measure- 
ment of prisms, pyramids, cylinders, and cones ; the sphere and the 
spherical triangle. The solution of numerous original exercises, in- 
cluding loci problems. Applications to the mensuration of surfaces 
and solids. 

e. Plane Trigonometry ^2 unit 

Definitions and relations of the six trigonometric functions as ratios; 
circular measurement of angles ; proofs of principal formulas ; prod- 
uct formulas ; trigonometric transformations. Solution of simple 
trigonometric equations. Theory and use of logarithms (without in- 
troducing infinite series). Solution of right and oblique triangles with 
applications. 

LATIN 

a. Grammar and Composition 1 unit 

The student should have constant drill in the forms, rules of gen- 



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der, case constructions, uses of the subjunctive and the infinite, con- 
jugation of regular and irregular verbs, and in the translation of easy 
prose into Latin. 

b. Caesar — 4 books 1 unit 

c. Cicero — 6 orations or equivalent 1 unit 

d. Virgil's ^Eneid — 6 books 1 unit 

a, b, and c, or their equivalent, are necessary for uncon- 
ditioned entrance into the Freshman class in Latin. 

Accuracy in translation and repeated reviewing is absolutely neces- 
sary, and the drill in forms, uses of the moods in direct and in indirect 
discourses, constructions of cases, and in Latin composition should be 
continued daily along with the work in Caesar, Cicero, and Virgil. 

GREEK 

a. Grammar and Composition 1 unit 

b. Xenophon's Anabasis — 4 books 1 unit 

Teachers preparing students for Freshman Greek are urged to lay 
special emphasis on the following points: (1) The mastery of the 
forms as given in any of the standard types of a Beginner's Greek 
Book, embracing the inflection of nouns, pronouns, and adjectives, the 
comparison of adjectives, the conjugation of the go and ^i verbs; (2) A 
knowledge of the general principles of accent; (3) Vocabularies 
memorized, so that the student can give the corresponding Greek or 
the corresponding English word according to the form of the question ; 
(4) The study of irregular verbs, certainly, at least, to the point where 
the form under consideration in the Greek text can be readily recog- 
nized by the student. 

As far as may be, Greek composition should be attempted, but where 
choice must be made it is far better to emphasize forms, vocabulary, 
and translation of Greek into English. 

In the study of the Greek text, viz., Xenophon's Anabasis and the 
selections therefrom, the student should be taught to give as literal 
a translation as is consistent with English idiom. 



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HISTORY 

a. American History and Government 1 unit 

b. English History 1 unit 

c. The History of Greece and Rome 1 unit 

d. Medieval and Modern European History 1 unit 

Any standard high-school texts in history are recognized. 

FRENCH 

The admission requirements in elementary French are those 
of the Modern Language Association of America. 

a. Elementary French 1 unit 

The first year's work should comprise a careful drill in pronuncia- 
tion, rudiments of grammar, including regular and the most common 
irregular verbs, inflection of other parts of speech, drill in the use of 
pronouns, word order, elementary syntax. Much practice should be 
given both the ear and the tongue, by means of reading, dictation, and 
some conversation. About 150 pages of graduated text should be read, 
some poems committed to memory, and work done in composition 
every day. 

b. Intermediate French 1 unit 

The second year's work should comprise the completion of a Be- 
ginner's French Grammar, the reading of three hundred pages of grad- 
uated text, continued drill in composition, irregular verbs, dictation, 
idioms, etc. 

GERMAN 

The admission requirements in elementary German are those 
of the Modern Language Association of America. 

a. Elementary German 1 unit 

The first year's work should comprise careful drill in the pronun- 
ciation, drill in the rudiments of grammar, the inflection of the various 
parts of speech, practice for the ear and tongue by means of reading, 
dictation, and some conversation, memorizing some poems, and work 
every day in composition, together with the reading of 100 pages of 
easy texts. 



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b. Intermediate German 1 unit 

The second year's work should comprise the completion of a good 
Beginner's German Grammar, continued drill in forms and syntax, 
a hundred irregular verbs, daily oral exercises and composition work, 
together with the reading of 175 pages of graduated texts. 

SCIENCE 

Physical Geography 1 unit 

Requirements include such knowledge as is gained by careful study 
of such texts as Maury's Physical Geography, or Tarr's Elementary 
Physical Geography. Drawing and field work should be included. 

Physics _ 1 unit 

This course should cover in a good high-school text the topics of 
mechanics, sound, light, heat, electricity, and magnetism. Lecture 
table demonstrations and student laboratory work should be included. 
The student's notebook of written reports on this work should be 
presented with indication of its acceptance by the teacher. 

Chemistry 1 unit 

The high-school student is recommended to take Physics before 
Chemistry, and if only one can be thoroughly done in his school omit 
Chemistry. Laboratory work should have been done by the student 
and his note book presented. 

Physiology y 2 unit 

The preparation in Physiology should include a study of a standard 
text. Special study should be given to diet, sanitation, and hygiene. 

Zoology x /z unit 

Agriculture x /z unit 

Botany J^ unit 

NOTE — If evidence is submitted that a'.full year's work of at least 
4 hours per week was given to either of the above sciences, valued at 
1 -2 unit, together with proper laboratory books approved by the teacher, 
a full unit of credit will be given. 



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29 



Drawing 1 unit 

A year's work, including simple geometrical plane and solid figures, 
simple pieces of machinery; elementary rules of perspective, light, and 
shade, as applied in freehand sketching. 

Stenography and Typewriting ^ or 1 unit 

NOTE — Not more than one or two units will be credited to voca- 
tional work. 

ADMISSION GROUPS 

Leading to the Corresponding College Courses (See page 67) 

(Figures refer to high school units and express minimum 
requirements) 

A. B. 2 

English 3 

Mathematics 

2y 2 or 3 

tLatin „_ 3 

History 1 

*Electives 4 l / 2 or 4 



A.B. 1 

English 3 

Mathematics 

2]/ 2 or 3 

Latin _ 3 

History 1 

*Electives Ay 2 or 4 



14 



14 



B.S. 

English . 3 

Mathematics 

iy 2 or 3 
*French \ 

German v 3 

Latin ) 

History _ 1 

Electives 4 x / 2 or 4 

14 



*It is recommended that Greek be offered among the 
Electives for A. B. 1, two units for French or German for 
A. B. 2, and two units of both French and German for B. S. 
Of the Language requirements for B. S. a minimum of two 
units must be offered in one language. 

fin place of Latin two units of Greek and one additional 
unit of Foreign Language may be offered in A. B. 2. 

No student will be admitted unconditionally with less 
than 3 units of foreign languages. 



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In the case of a mature man, over twenty years of age, wish- 
ing to pursue some special course at Davidson, the faculty may 
waive the ordinary entrance requirements, provided evidence 
of ability to carry college work in the courses pursued is given. 

ADMISSION BY EXAMINATION 

Entrance examinations at the College are usually held from 
9 to 12 a. m., and from 2 to 5 p. m., on Wednesday of the 
opening week. New students arriving later may be examined 
on entrance, but all are urged to be present at the opening of 
the term. Much is lost by delay of even a day or two. The 
examinations will be in writing, and will cover the ground 
outlined in the previous pages under "Admission by Certifi- 
cate." 

ADVANCED STANDING 

Candidates for the higher classes will be examined in writ- 
ing on all the studies previously gone over by the class which 
they propose to enter. To no high school is given the right to 
enter students to the Sophomore class simply by certificate 
because long experience proves that very few high schools in 
the South Atlantic states adequately prepare students for the 
Sophomore class of Davidson. Certificates of courses taken 
at colleges and universities of equal grade with Davidson will, 
in courtesy to these institutions, be accepted at their full value. 

MATRICULATION AND REGISTRATION 

Every applicant for admission, having sent in his certificates 
and testimonials to the President and been accepted for en- 
trance, should arrive at Davidson not later than Wednesday 
morning of the opening week in September, and he will do 
well to come in on the noon trains Tuesday. This will give 



• Requirements eor Admission 31 

him time to complete matriculation and arrangement for room, 
board, etc., before beginning the work of the session on Thurs- 
day. 

Old students returning should complete their matriculation 
not later than Wednesday. All students are required to report 
to the Treasurer and the President within twenty-four hours 
after their arrival. This also applies, as far as the Treasurer 
is concerned, to all students returning for the spring term. 

Students returning after Christmas will report to the 
Treasurer by 6 p. m. of the opening day. Any student 
matriculating later than this, no matter what the cause of 
the delay, will be charged a delayed registration fee of $2.00. 

All money so received shall be credited to the Societas 
Fratrum Loan Fund for needy students. 

All new students will be registered in the office of the Presi- 
dent, in the Library building. All other students will be reg- 
istered in the same building by the proper registration officers. 

New students will be classified provisionally, in accordance 
with certificate previously submitted, examinations taken, and 
consultation with the professors in the respective departments. 
Each student should present to the registration officer a copy 
of the scheme of recitations, with his proposed subjects under- 
lined in pencil, and should be careful in selecting the subjects 
to avoid all conflicts, as none will be allowed unless necessary 
to graduation. All other cases which seem imperative must 
be referred to the Faculty. 

Each student will be given by the officer who registers and 
classifies him, a card on which will be marked the classes he 
desires to enter. This card, presented to the professor, en- 
titles the student to be enrolled in that class, and must be pre- 
sented at the first meeting of the class after his matriculation. 



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Professors will not enroll students until the card is pre- 
sented, and the student will be marked absent for all the 
meetings of the class after the date of his matriculation and 
before the card is presented. 

A thorough physical examination, at the opening of the fall 
term, or immediately on entrance, is required of each new 
student at the hands of the College Physician and the Athletic 
Director. 



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COURSES OF INSTRUCTION 

The degrees of Bachelor of Arts and of Bachelor of Science 
are conferred upon students successfully completing the 
courses indicated under the heading "Requirements for De- 
grees" on page 67. For conditions of the Master's degree, 
see page 70. 

I. ASTRONOMY 

Professor J. M. Douglas 

1. General Astronomy 

The aim of this course is to give the student a general knowl- 
edge of the fundamental principles underlying the motions and 
physical state of the heavenly bodies, so far as known, as well 
as a description of these bodies and an outline of the methods 
by which this knowledge has been attained. 

Night classes are held throughout the year to insure famil- 
iarity with the principal constellations. 

Prerequisites : Physics i, Mathematics 2. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors and Seniors. 

II. BIBLICAL INSTRUCTIONS 

Professor Shearer 
Professor SenteeeE 

The chair embraces the study of the English Scriptures and 
the Evidences of Christianity. These are all taught pari passu 
until near the close of the course. The course extends over 
three years of the curriculum. The leading object is to master 
the contents of the sacred page, just as any other text-book 
is mastered, by careful study and class-room drill. All the 



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historical and historico-prophetical books are studied in minute 
detail in both Testaments, and the poetical and epistolary- 
books are studied by ample reference through the entire course. 

It therefore embraces Bible history, Oriental history, the 
connections of sacred and secular history, geography, archae- 
ology, in the light of modern researches in the East; laws, 
moral, ceremonial, civil, and social ; typology, miracles, ful- 
filled prophecies, and the unities of Scripture. 

Evidences of Christianity may be formally added as an ap- 
pendix to the course, though carefully discussed throughout, 
and there is needed only a summing up and classifying in syste- 
matic and scientific form, if the time permits. 

Methods: 1. The student is required to study the Bible, in 
set lessons, with the aid and direction of the syllabus, which 
is a brief analysis and table of contents of the lesson in the 
Freshman and Sophomore classes especially, and the class is 
conducted with the same sort of drill work of question and 
answer as in other departments. 

2. The professor does not undertake to expound every- 
thing to the classes as a universal commentator, but as occa- 
sion offers, and as seems necessary he gives such brief expla- 
nation as may seem to suit the grade of the class and as time 
may permit without interfering with the proper drill work of 
the class. 

3. The fuller discussion of a great many matters is post- 
poned until the third year of the course, when the student is 
better prepared by his advanced training and by his enlarged 
knowledge of the Scripture to study such things from a bird's- 
eye view of the entire Scriptures. Formal discussions by lec- 
ture are, therefore, largely limited to the third year. 



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4. This Bible course is in no sense a course of technical 
and systematic theology. It is rather an introduction to a 
theological course, furnishing the materials for such study, 
while it also gives such knowledge of the Scriptures as would 
seem necessary to all the learned professions and for every 
educated man. 

5. Doctrine, however, is not ignored. The study of the 
Bible would be barren but for its lessons, which are the doc- 
trines. It is the aim of the professor, therefore, to indicate 
and to sharply define every doctrine of the Bible in its proper 
place, as presented in concrete form, categorical statement, or 
by fair and necessary inference, and as enforced by facts and 
by the logic of events. This is the historical method, as con- 
trasted with the exegetical method, and gives us the true Bibli- 
cal theology. 

6. Every student is required to use notebook and pencil in 
the classroom, and take notes of explanations and discussions 
by the professor, and to write out the same afterwards (for 
inspection by professor) on the blank pages of the syllabus 
book. In case of formal lectures, the student is required to 
write them out in full afterwards in a suitable book for per- 
manent preservation. This is of itself a valuable discipline for 
the student. 

7. The effort is consistently made to make this course the 
unifying course of all genuine learning. The Bible is itself 
the universal book, touching human thought and action at 
every point. The professor, therefore, feels at liberty to trav- 
erse every department of human thought and action for illus- 
tration and elucidation of the sacred oracles. 



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1. Old Testament 

This course begins with Genesis, and ends with the life and 
work of Samuel. 

Three recitations a week. Required of all Freshmen. The 
class is taught in two sections. 

2. Old Testament 

The course begins with the founding of the Hebrew king- 
dom, embraces ancient Oriental history as it interlaces with 
Jewish history, and ends with the dawn of the Christian era. 

Three recitations a zveek. Required of all Sophomores. 

3. New Testament 

The life of Christ on the principle of the harmony of the 
Gospels ; all New Testament history ; Bible morality as ex- 
pounded in the Sermon on the Mount and elsewhere ; the 
unities of Scripture; Evidences of Christianity. 

Besides these things, the professor conducts, by lecture and 
references, review studies of the entire Scriptures by topics, 
such as the family, the Sabbath, the sacrifices, the Covenants, 
the issues of Science, the Jewish polity — civil, social, and 
ecclesiastical; the synagog, the Church, the influence of Reve- 
lation on all philosophies and religions, and topics too numer- 
ous to mention. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Seniors. 

III. BIOLOGY 

Professor J. W. MacConnell 

Adjunct Professor Overcash 
The courses in Biology are designed to give a general knowl- 
edge of the fundamental principles of biological science, such 
as is needed in a general education and by those expecting to 
study medicine in the future. Attention is paid not so much 



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to the details of animal and plant life as to the fundamental 
principles of the science, and the properties of living things, 
their functions, structures, life histories, and evolutions. A 
knowledge of Chemistry, such as is to be had in an elementary 
course, is of advantage, and is recommended in order that the 
physiological processes may be more easily mastered. 

The laboratory is well lighted, and each student is provided 
with plenty of desk room and dissecting instruments and ma- 
terials, and each has the use of a compound microscope for 
his work. 

1. General Biology 

A few selected forms are studied as type animals or type 
plants to illustrate the generalizations of Biology. The ani- 
mals studied and dissected are the amceba, parmocecium, hydra, 
clam, crawfish, frog, starfish, fowl, and rabbit. The work in 
Botany consists of the study of the structure and functions 
of plants and their taxonomy. The yeasts, molds, and bacteria, 
together with the fungi, ferns, and flowering plants, are 
studied. The first term is devoted to Zoology, and the spring 
term to Botany. Laboratory courses are given in each branch. 

Three recitations and three hours of laboratory a week. 
Elective for Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors. 

2. Zoology and Histology 

This course consists of advanced work along the lines laid 
down in the Sophomore work. The work in the first term is 
a detailed study and dissection of a type animal in each class 
of vertebrates. The work of the spring term consists of a 
short course in Histology, being specially designed to perfect 
the laboratory technique of those students who expect to study 



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medicine. Each student is supplied with a compound micro- 
scope with oil immersion lense, and all necessary materials. 

Three recitations and a minimum of six hours of laboratory 
work' a week. Elective for Juniors and Seniors. 

IV. CHEMISTRY 

Professor ArbuckxE 
Associate Professor CartlEdge 

The department is amply supplied with apparatus and chem- 
icals for lectures, lecture experimentation, and laboratory 
work, and the instruction is made distinctively practical 
throughout — a constant drill in the habit of observation and 
of reasoning therefrom. While the importance of lectures and 
recitations is not lost sight of, the greatest stress is laid upon 
the work in the laboratory, where the student is made to verify 
for himself (as far as possible) the laws underlying the 
science, believing that in this way alone will he get a true con- 
ception of these fundamental laws and the theories offered in 
explanation of them. Here the earnest effort is made to teach 
the student to be thorough and exact, and to use his mental 
powers as well as his manipulative skill. It is expected that 
the student who has completed the course in this department 
shall not only be a chemical mechanic of considerable ability, 
but shall also have an intelligent knowledge and appreciation 
of the principles and laws underlying his work. The laboratory 
is open daily from 8.30 a. m. to 5.30 p. m. 

1. Elementary Chemistry 

This is an elementary course in Chemistry, designed to inter- 
est those students of the Freshman class who have not studied 
Chemistry. A high-school course in Physics should be taken 
in preparation for this course. The class meets twice a week 



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for recitations, class demonstrations, and quizzes, and one 
afternoon each week is spent in the laboratory. 

The principles of Chemistry are carefully taught, and the 
many practical and interesting features of the science are em- 
phasized. Besides offering a thorough training in manipulat- 
ing apparatus and working out chemical reactions actually 
observed in the laboratory, this is a general culture course that 
contributes much to a liberal education. (Associate Professor 
Cartledge). 

Two recitations and two hours of laboratory work a week. 
Elective for Freshmen. The class is taught in two sections. 

2. Advanced General Chemistry 

This course is based on one of the more advanced college 
text-books. For entrance into this class, a student must have 
had one year of Physics, and should have had one year of 
Chemistry. 

Theoretical studies and the fundamental Principles of Physi- 
cal Chemistry, such as ionization, mass action, equilibrium, are 
studied more in detail than could be undertaken in an elemen- 
tary course. The laboratory work will include much quanti- 
tative work, and furnish abundant illustrations of the matters 
discussed in the classroom. (Professor Arbuckle and Asso- 
ciate Professor Cartledge). 

Three recitations and two hours and a half of laboratory 
work a week. Elective for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. 

3(a). Qualitative Chemistry 

The work of this class is distinctly practical throughout. 
Qualitative Analysis is taught during the first half-year. In 
addition to thorough laboratory work, covering the metals, 



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inorganic acids, salts, alloys, and ores, the student is drilled 
in reaction writing, and required to devise methods of his own 
for the separation and detection of the metals and acids. He 
is also constantly questioned as to the reasons for the different 
steps, and how best to overcome any difficulties which may 
arise. A tri-weekly meeting of the class is held for the dis- 
cussion of the laboratory work as it progresses. While other 
conferences may at any time be had with professor or assistant, 
the wisdom of learning to be self-reliant is persistently taught. 
Each student is required to make constant use of the chemical 
library, which has had large additions lately in the way of 
dictionaries, reference works, and standard texts. To these, 
additions will be made each year. (Associate Professor 
Cartledge). 

Three recitations and seven and a half hours of laboratory 
work a week during the first term. Elective for Juniors and 
Seniors. 

3(b). Organic Chemistry 

This course includes the study of the simpler compounds of 
carbon of the alipatic and aromatic series, and the prepara- 
tion and the study in the laboratory of a number of typical 
organic substances. (Professor Arbuckle). 

Three recitations and two hours of laboratory work a week 
during the second term. Elective for Juniors and Seniors. 

4. Quantitative Analysis 

This course embraces the quantitative determination of the 
principal bases and acids. Both gravimetric and volumetric 
methods are studied, and a few of the most important elec- 
trolytic separations are undertaken. 

During the spring term, the student is permitted to choose 
some special line of analytical work suited to his tastes or 



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needs, e. g., iron or steel analysis, fertilizer analysis, physical 
chemistry, toxicology; or he may take Chemistry 6. (Profes- 
sor Arbuckle and Associate Professor Cartledge). 

Three recitations and nine hours of laboratory work a week 
both terms. Elective for Seniors. 

The three following half-year studies are offered to Seniors. 
Two of them must be chosen for the year's work. 
5(a). Organic Preparations 

This course extends through the spring term. The students 
are trained in the preparation and purification of a selected 
set of chemical salts, and are thoroughly drilled in the reac- 
tions involved and the advantages of the methods employed. 
(Professor Arbuckle). 

Laboratory, three periods a week during the second term. 
5(b). Inorganic Preparations 

This course extends through the spring term. The students 
are trained in the preparation and purification of a selected 
set of chemical salts, and are thoroughly drilled in the reac- 
tions involved and the advantages of the methods employed. 
(Professor Arbuckle). 

Laboratory, three periods a week during the second term. 
5(c). Industrial Chemistry 

This course is based upon Thorp's Industrial Chemistry, in 
which the processes of the chemical arts and industries, in- 
cluding fuels, acid manufacture, glass, explosives, sugar refin- 
ing, petroleum, metallurgy, are presented. (Professor Ar- 
buckle). 

Recitations and lectures, three periods a week during the 
second term. 
6. Sanitary Analysis 

Examination of water, both chemical and bacteriological; 



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analysis of typical foodstuffs, including milk, butter, syrups, 
honey, edible oils, extracts, and the detection of adulteration 
in foods. (Professor Arbuckle). 

Laboratory, three periods a week during the second term. 
Elective for Seniors who have taken Chemistry 4 during 
the first term. 

Master of Arts Course 

The work in this course is laboratory work in the main, but 
in addition there will be text-book and lecture work along 
advanced lines, upon which the student will be examined orally 
or in writing. The candidate must have completed the Chem- 
istry courses of the undergraduate department, and have 
received the B.A. or B.S. in this institution, or in some other 
college offering an equivalent course in Chemistry. The work 
will be along the lines suited to the needs or desires of the stu- 
dent. Independent work will be encouraged, and an accepta- 
ble thesis must be presented on a subject assigned. (Professor 
Arbuckle and Associate Professor Cartledge). 

V. CHURCH HISTORY AND GOTERNMENT 

Dr. Richards 

The end sought in this department is to give the student a 
working knowledge of the subjects, with as full mastery of 
them as may be with reference to the Presbyterian Church. 

1. General Church History and Government 

First there is a course in General Church History, leading 
up to a study of the Presbyterian churches of the world. This, 
in turn, is followed by a careful study of the Presbyterian 
Book of Government in constant comparison with the forms of 



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government of other churches, all the while such attention 
being given to distinctive doctrines as will enable the student 
to have an intelligent conception of the Presbyterian and other 
systems. 

During the year lessons will also be given in this Depart- 
ment on the history, organization and practical working of the 
Sunday School. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors and Seniors. 

VI. EDUCATION 

Professor Currie 

1. General Principles of Education 

The aim of this course is to give a thoroughly practical 
study in the general principles of education, for the benefit 
of those students who propose to engage in teaching after 
graduation. Attention is given to the meaning and aim of 
education ; educational theory and practice ; educational prob- 
lems; educational values and general principles of method. 
Text-book, lectures and readings. 

Three recitations per week. Elective for Juniors and 
Seniors. 

VII. ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE 

Professor Fulton 

The courses in English furnish instruction in composition, 
literature, and the history of the language. Their object is 
to give the student (1) the ability to express his own thoughts 
through spoken or written words, and (2) the ability to gain 
esthetic pleasure through his native literature. The courses 
in literature seek not merely to give familiarity with certain 



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masterpieces, but also to develop a love of literature that will 
lead the student to read for himself. The more advanced 
courses have, as a still further object, the cultivation of a 
scholarly spirit in literary work by pursuing specifically the 
study of some particular literary topic or period. 

1. Types of English Prose 

The features and elements of effective writing in prose, 
with especial reference to the fundamental forms. Weekly 
compositions, with individual criticism. Analysis of prose 
specimens. In the first term, a few lectures and exercises in 
methods of investigation, with especial reference to the intelli- 
gent use of the library. Throughout the year the class is 
required to read and write reports upon assigned works of 
fiction, biography, travel, history, and poetry. The object of 
this part of the course is to widen the scope of the student's 
reading interests. During the spring term of 1917 a month's 
time of this class was given to the study of expression and 
elocution under Mr. Fulbright. 

Two recitations a week. Required of all Freshmen. The 
class is taught in four sections. 

2. A General Survey oe English Literature 

The work consists of the study of representative classics, 
with lectures explanatory of their historical connection. The 
course assumes acquaintance with the classics required for 
entrance, and endeavors to sum up and knit together what has 
preceded, and to add new material to fill up the more serious 
gaps in the student's information. Once a month a written 
essay is required. Several of these are based upon the study 
of literature, thus giving practice in literary criticism. 

Three recitations a week. Required of all Sophomores. The 
class is taught in two sections. 



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3(a). The; English Novel 

A study of the history and development of the English novel 
from its beginning to the present time. Especial attention will 
be given to the nineteenth century novelists and to the various 
social, political, and religious movements reflected in their 
writings. The style of individual novelists and the general 
principles of novel writing will also be considered. 

3(b). American Literature 

A careful consideration of the formative influences in the 
development of the literature of America, from the Colonial 
period to the present time. The literature is studied in its 
relation to the underlying social and political conditions and 
to the literature of England. In the latter part of the course 
especial attention is given to Southern literature. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors and Seniors. 
To be given in 1918-19. 

4(a). Shakespeare 

His life and times, his personality, and the development of 
his art. The study in class of ten of the plays, chosen to 
illustrate successive stages in the dramatist's development; 
other plays assigned for reading privately. Stress will be laid 
on development of plot, portrayal of character, and ethical 
implications. 

4(b). Victorian Literature 

Tennyson, Browning, and Matthew Arnold are studied 
among the poets ; Carlyle, Ruskin, and Matthew Arnold among 
the essayists. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors and Seniors. 
Not to be given in 1918-19. 



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5. Advanced Composition 

This course, given at the option of the instructor if circum- 
stances permit, is intended for students who have special apti- 
tude for writing and literary work. It gives opportunity for 
the development of facility and power in various kinds of 
composition, and especially for the working out of original 
veins of thought and imagination. The course is limited to 
six students. Before it is elected, the permission of the in- 
structor must be secured. 

Three recitations a. week, schedule to be arranged by confer- 
ence. Elective for Juniors and Seniors. 

VIII. FRENCH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE 

Associate Professor Withers 

Opportunity is offered for a three-year course in French. 
The work of the first year is of a preparatory nature, and is 
open to all students on entrance. It is urged, however, that a 
student do not undertake the study of French unless he is 
tolerably well grounded in the fundamental principles of Eng- 
lish grammar, and is fully prepared for the college's Freshman 
year in Latin. Experience has shown that those who are with- 
out a fair English and Latin equipment seldom advance very 
far into the intricacies of modern foreign language idioms ; and 
hence this warning to immature students, who will save time 
and avoid the mortification of failure by not enrolling too 
thoughtlessly in this department. 

1. Elementary French 

The student will be drilled in the basic principles of French 
grammar and pronunciation, and will have the opportunity, if 
he does not possess too little aptitude for languages, of acquir- 
ing facility in the translation of the less difficult texts. 



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Three recitations a week. Elective for Freshmen who are 
candidates for the A.B. 2, and B.S. degree. The class is taught 
in two sections. 

2. Intermediate French 

This course is based upon 1. It will, however, be marked by 
increasingly diminished emphasis on grammatical forms, as a 
good working knowledge of these will already have been 
acquired. The effort in this course will be chiefly to stimulate 
interest in the study of the language, the literature, and the life 
of the French people, and to read as much representative 
standard literature as may be possible. At the same time a 
study of the French verb will keep the student alive to the 
main features of the syntax and the shades of meaning peculiar 
to the construction of the language. Some regular work in 
memorizing and prose composition will be required weekly, and 
exercises in dictation will be given as often as is deemed advis- 
able by the professor. 

Three recitations a week. Open to Sophomores and others 
who have completed Course 1 or its equivalent. 

3. Beginning French for Advanced Students 

This course is open to advanced students who have had sev- 
eral years of work in foreign languages, ancient or modern, 
and are capable of making rapid progress. The same general 
plan is followed as in Course 1, but higher standards of schol- 
arship are demanded, and much more ground is covered. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors and others 
who have not taken Course 1. 

4. Advanced Reading and Literature 

The object of this Course is, primarily, to widen the literary 
horizon of the student, by giving him a more extended first- 



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hand knowledge of another literature than his own. It will 
include more difficult readings in class and privately from the 
more important authors, with parallel assignments on political 
and literary movements. Stress will be placed on the enlarge- 
ment of the student's French vocabulary. A class in conver- 
sation will be organized for those who display a special interest 
and have the time and the capacity for serious work along 
this line. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for capable students 
who have completed Course 2 or 5. 

IX. GEOLOGY 

Associate Professor Wood 

1. General Geology 

This course is designed to give a knowledge of the princi- 
ples of general geology. Definitions of terms and description 
of the materials of the earth's crust and their arrangement are 
first considered; later the explanation of the way in which the 
different materials and structures were formed is given. The 
common rocks and rock-forming minerals are studied from 
actual specimens. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors. 

X. GERMAN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE 

Professor Lingee 
Professor Harding 
This course is designed to furnish the student the valuable 
mental discipline to be derived from thorough linguistic study, 
while training his ear and tongue in the spoken language, and 
enabling him to read German under standingly without trans- 
lating. A general acquaintance with the several important 
epochs of German literature, and some appreciation of the 
works of the great literary geniuses of Germany are sought 
after, and the effort is made to render it possible for the stu- 



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dent to read with ease the works of the great scholars of Ger- 
many in whatever field of study he may desire later to engage. 

1. Elementary German 

A beginner's book is selected which can be completed in one 
year. The plan is to give the student a survey of the whole 
field in as short time as possible, and set him to reading easy 
texts early in the course. Selections are read from Volkmann, 
Zschokke, Storm, Carmen Sylva, and others. Everyday prac- 
tice will be given the ear and tongue by means of readings, 
dictations, and conversation, while drilling the student in the 
forms and constructions of this, the most highly inflected of 
all the great languages of modern literature and scholarship. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Freshmen who are 
candidates for A.B. 2 and B.S. The class is taught in two sec- 
tions. 

2. Intermediate German 

This course is based upon 1. Several hundred pages of Ger- 
man of intermediate grade are read, work in composition and 
grammar is continued, and considerable time is devoted to 
developing the ear and tongue in conversational German. A 
fair pronunciation is presupposed. While a certain amount of 
grammar of the previous year will be reviewed, the reading, 
composition, and conversation will be advanced work from 
the beginning. 

Three recitations a week. Open to Sophomores and others 
who have completed Course 1, or its equivalent. 

3. Beginning German for Advanced Students 

This course is open only to advanced students who have had 

several years of study in foreign languages, ancient or modern, 



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and are capable of making rapid progress. The same general 
plan will be followed as in Course 1, though higher standards 
of scholarships are demanded, and more ground is covered. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors and Seniors 
who have not taken Course i. 

4. Literature and Grammar 

A complete German Grammar is taken up at the beginning, 
a rapid review of forms is made, and the class then settles 
down to the task of working out the advanced sections of the 
grammar. The composition work is done in notebooks and 
at the board, accompanied by oral drill. Grammar, composi- 
tion, and conversational work occupy about two-fifths of the 
time of the class during the year. The rest of the time is 
devoted to the reading, both in and out of class, of prominent 
German authors, including Goethe {Hermann und Dorothea), 
Schiller {William Tell), and Lessing {Minna von Barnhelm), 
together with specimens of scientific or historical prose. As 
parallel work, the class reads parts of the German Bible 
(Luther's revised), and a volume or two of prose collections 
used in the Gymnasien of Germany (published by Velhagen & 
Klassing, Leipsic.) A brief survey of the history of German 
literature is made by means of text-book and lectures. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for students who have 
completed Course 2 or 3. 

XI. GREEK LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE 

Professor Harding 
Associate Professor Reed 

The minimum time in which a student can be prepared 
properly for entering the Freshman class in Greek is two high 
school years of five recitations per week. Those who try to do 



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the required amount of work in less time almost invariably 
enter ill-prepared, and find that they are unable to keep abreast 
with the class. 

1. Beginning Greek 

The elements of the language are studied, as prescribed in a 
first Greek book, with thorough drill in forms and syntax. 
Reading of Xenophon's Anabasis. This course is intended for 
students who have not studied Greek, but who wish to take the 
A.B. degree. (Associate Professor Reed). 

Three recitations a week. Only open to Freshmen in the 
A.B. Course. The class is taught in two sections. 

2(a). Xenophon 

A page or more of Xenophon's Cyropaedia or Hellenica is 
read daily, with explanations of the constructions found in 
the text. Correct and intelligent pronunciation of the Greek 
text is insisted upon. The work in the first term includes also 
the grammar, which is studied as far as syntax. This part 
of the course is largely a review of work covered in Beginning 
Greek, i. e., a study of the forms. Classic Myths are assigned 
as a collateral study. Through the use of word-lists, special 
attention is given to the formation of a vocabulary. There 
are monthly written reviews on the grammar and the text. 

2(b). Lysias 

In the second term, after another month in Xenophon, the 
Attic orator Lysias is read. Study of the Grammar is con- 
tinued, syntax now occupying the attention of the class. Only 
one-half of the manual is completed this term, but a mastery 
both of the principles of syntax and of the illustrative Greek 



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examples is required. Greek composition is also required bi- 
weekly. Special note is made of Greek derivatives in English. 
(Professor Harding). 

Three recitations a week. Required of students who are 
candidates for the A.B. i degree ; elective for all others. The 
class is taught in two sections. 

3(a). Herodotus 

In the first term, the class reads Herodotus, preferably 
stories from Herodotus. Effort is made to teach Attic forms 
and Attic syntax by noting the historian's variations from this 
standard. Review of the forms in the Grammar, syntax with 
exercises, Greek derivatives in English, study of Greek life are 
distinctive features of the course. 

3(b). Plato 

In the second term, Plato is read, chiefly the Apology and 
Crito. This author has recently been substituted for Homer. 
The steady encroachment of other departments of study upon 
the classics seems to warrant the limiting of the work in Greek 
required for the A.B. degree to strictly Attic authors, and the 
transfer of Homer to elective classes. 

Drill in forms and syntax and in the writing of Greek sen- 
tences is continued. Parallel reading in Church's Story of the 
Iliad and Story of the Odyssey is required. 

Throughout both terms the memorizing of word-lists is in- 
sisted upon, as it is believed that a good working vocabulary 
is essential for the mastery of the language. (Professor Hard- 
ing). 

Three recitations a zveek. Elective for all who have had 
Courses I and 2. 

4(a). Thucydides (or, alternate years, Demosthenes) 



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The text used in the first term is Thucydides or Demos- 
thenes. As the author read and the other parts of the course 
vary with alternate years, this election is open to a student 
first as Junior and again as a Senior. Much attention is given 
to translation and literary form, in order that the student may 
acquire a sympathetic appreciation of the style and spirit of 
the author read. Parallel reading is required. Composition 
is based on the text in hand. Syntax is continued, in part a 
review of the earlier work, and in part lectures by the pro- 
fessor. Systematic study of Greek literature and reading of 
English translations of Greek masterpieces, especially of the 
Iliad and Odyssey, are important elements of the course. 

If the class so elects, Homer is substituted for the prose 
author (Thucydides or Demosthenes.) In this course, Homer's 
variations from the norm of Attic Greek are carefully noted. 
The hexameter is treated exhaustively, and made familiar by 
daily exercises in scansion. 
4(b). Greek Drama 

In the second term, the class reads Euripides and Sophocles, 
or Euripides and ^Eschylus, alternating from year to year. 
The course embraces study of syntax and exercises in Greek 
composition, the reading of a Greek text as parallel work, 
study of Greek literature, the reading of English translations 
of the Greek dramatists, elements of comparative philology, 
lectures on Greek synonyms, and study of the meters of the 
Greek tragedians. 

Seniors taking this course will be expected to do additional 
parallel reading. (Professor Harding). 

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5. New Testament Greek 

When conditions make it desirable, a course in Hellenistic 
and more especially New Testament Greek will be given in 
place of Course 4, described above. This course has in mind 
particularly the needs of candidates for the ministry who feel 
that some acquaintance with the Greek of the New Testament 
prior to the work taken up in the theological seminary would 
be of benefit to them. (Professor Harding). 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors and Seniors. 

6. Greek Literature in English Translation 

This course, introduced with the session of 1915-16, is sub- 
stituted as conditions warrant for Course 4 or Course 5. It 
is designed especially for those who have completed the 
Sophomore year in Greek, but is open as an elective to any 
Junior or Senior. The prime purpose of the course is to en- 
courage to a further study of the masterpieces of the Greeks, 
and thus to lead to a more intimate acquaintance with Greek 
literature the student who has necessarily in previous years 
laid the emphasis on mastery of accidence and the syntax of 
the language. The course embraces both a history of the lit- 
erature and the literature itself as presented in approved Eng- 
lish translations. The various departments of poetry and prose 
are included, such as Epic poetry (Iliad and Odyssey), Lyric 
poetry, the Drama (Tragedy and Comedy), History, Oratory, 
Philosophy, Alexandrian and Grseco-Roman Literature. 
(Professor Harding). 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors and Seniors. 

XII. HISTORY 

Professor J. M. McConneu, 
The design of this department is to acquaint the student with 
the leading facts in the history of those nations whose civiliza- 



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tion has, directly or indirectly, contributed to our own; to 
trace the development of American national life; to attain to 
an understanding of the more important laws (economical, 
political, social) that govern organized society; and to gain 
some insight into the forces at work that tend to advance or 
retard the well-being of society. 

1. History of Greece, Rome, and the Early Middle Ages 
(to 1250 A. D.) 

This course includes a study of the life of the Greeks and 
the Romans, and an examination of the institutions established 
in Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire. Special topics 
of study will be the Age of Pericles, the Hellenization of the 
East by Alexander the Great, Carthage vs. Rome, Roman 
Imperialism, the Teutonic Migrations, the Medieval Church, 
Feudalism and the Medieval Empire. 

Three recitations a week. Required for B.S. 2 Freshmen. 
Elective under certain conditions by other Freshmen and by 
Sophomores. The class is taught in two sections. 

2(a). European History (1250-1763) 

A careful study is made of the Renaissance — the revival of 
learning, art and science, the Protestant Reformation and ac- 
companying Religious Wars, the Rise of Despotisms, and the 
beginning of Europe's Colonial Systems. Fall term. 

(b). European History (1763-1916) 

The French Revolution — its causes and progress, the 
Napoleonic Era, the Unification of Germany and of Italy, the 
Spread of Democracy, and the Causes of the Great War of the 
Nations. 



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Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors. Spring 
term. 

3(a). English and American History 

The political and constitutional development of the English 
and American nations will be traced, and social, religious, and 
industrial movements studied. The method will be largely 
intensive. Courses 1 or 2, or an equivalent, will be required 
for admission to this course. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Seniors. Not given 
in 1 918-19. 

3(b). The History of the United States oe America 

The subject will be studied intensively under the following 
divisions : The Colonial Period and the Revolution, the Con- 
stitution and the Federal System, the Middle Period (the 
Tariff, Expansion to the West, Democracy and Slavery), the 
Civil War and Reconstruction, and the New Nationalism. The 
course will close with a rapid survey of the Latin American 
States with special reference to present condition — social, 
economic and political. Frequent papers on assigned topics 
will be required. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Seniors. Given in 
in 1918-19. 

XII. LATIN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE 

Professor Grey 
Associate Professor Reed 

The principal aim of the L,atin course is to give the student 
the ability to translate with ease, and to acquaint him with 
the grammatical and rhetorical structure of the language. In 
addition to this, the student is introduced to the important 
features of Roman history and literature. Thorough drill in 



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Latin prose composition is given in connection with all courses. 
The study of grammar is carried on as regular classroom work 
through the Sophomore year. 

1. Cicero, Livy 

Quintus Curtius, Cicero's De Senectute, and Book XXI of 
Livy. Weekly exercises in prose composition. Drill in gram- 
mar through the case construction. Weekly exercises in Latin 
prose composition. (Professors Grey and Reed). 

Three recitations a week. Required of Freshmen who are 
candidates for A.B. and B.S. i ; elective for all others. The 
class is taught in three sections. 

2. Cicero and Horace 

Reading of Cicero's Pro Sestio, Horace's Odes, Book I, 
and Satires, Book I, and Epistles, Book I. Study of Latin 
grammar completed. Exercises in prose composition. Study 
of Roman history. Special attention is paid to the meters of 
Horace. (Professor Grey). 

Three recitations a week. Required of Sophomores who are 
candidates for the A.B. degree ; elective for all others. The 
class is taught in two sections. 

3. Peautus, Cicero, Tacitus, Terence 

Reading of Plautus' Menaechmi and Pseudolus. Cicero's 
De Officiis, Tacitus' Germania and Agricola, Terence's 
Phormio. Special attention is paid to the meters of Plautus 
and Terence. Advanced exercises on Latin prose composition. 
History of Roman literature. (Professor Grey). 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors. 

4. Juvenal, Terrence, Peautus, Tacitus, Peiny 
Reading of Juvenal, Terence's Andria and Adelphi, Plau- 



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tus' Mostellaria and Stichus, selections from the Elegiac Poets, 
Tacitus' Annals, Pliny's select letters. A part of the course 
will be devoted to the study of early inscriptions. Advanced 
prose composition. (Professor Grey). 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Seniors. 

XIV. ELEMENTS OF LAW 

Professor CurriE 

1. Elements oe L,aw 

This course is designed to give the student a general knowl- 
edge of the nature, source, and subject-matter of the law, and 
of the elementary principles of both substantive and adjective 
law. It is not the aim to educate lawyers, but to furnish prac- 
tical, instruction in legal principles that will be useful to citizens 
in the various professions and walks of life. The particular 
branches of the law, such as constitutional law, real and per- 
sonal property, contracts, torts, remedies, etc., are treated in 
a general way, attention being paid only to elementary prin- 
ciples. The latter part of the course is designed to afford prac- 
tical instruction in commercial law. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Seniors. 

XV. MATHEMATICS 

Professor J. L. Douglas 

Professor Currie 

Associate Professor Wood 

The work in this department extends through the entire col- 
lege course, and includes both pure and applied mathematics. 
Much stress is laid on the solution in writing of original exer- 
cises designed to illustrate or to supplement the principles 
developed in the text. 



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1. Solid Geometry, Trigonometry 

Solid Geometry is completed during the first term, and Plane 
Trigonometry during the second term. (Professors Douglas, 
Wood, Currie). 

Four recitations a week. Required of all Freshmen. This 
class is taught in four sections. 

2. Trigonometry, Algebra, Analytic Geometry 

About half of the first term is given to the study of Spherical 
Trigonometry and the remainder to Advanced Algebra, be- 
ginning just after quadratic equations. (Professor Douglas). 

Three recitations a week. Required of all Sophomores. 
This class is taught in two sections. 

3. Analytic Geometry, Calculus 

The first term is devoted to the study of the general equa- 
tions of the second degree, higher plane curves, and analytic 
geometry of three dimensions. Differential Calculus occupies 
the class during the second term. (Professor Douglas). 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors. 

4. Calculus, Determinants, DiferEntial Equations 
The class is occupied with Integral Calculus the entire fall 

term. The second term is devoted to determinants, theory of 
equations, and differential equations. (Professor Douglas). 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Seniors. 

XVI. APPLIED MATHEMATICS 

Associate Professor Wood 
1. Plane Surveying 

The object of the course is to give the student a foundation 
in plane surveying, such as would fit him for practical survey- 



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ing of a simple nature. The fundamentals of railroad work, 
including the methods of running simple curves and calculat- 
ing earthwork, are also studied. Instruction is given in class- 
room and by field work in the use of the compass, level, and 
transit. 

Prerequisite : Mathematics 2. 

Three recitations a week and field work. Elective for 
Juniors and Seniors. 

2. Mechanical Drawing and Descriptive Geometry 

This course is designed to give the student a working knowl- 
edge of the principles of mechanical drawing and descriptive 
geometry. The first six months are given to the study of 
orthographic, isometric, and cabinet projections, and to inter- 
section and development of surfaces. The fundamentals of 
descriptive geometry are studied for the remainder of the 
term. Instruction is given in class and drawing-room and 
the class is required to make working drawings of concrete 
objects at intervals throughout the year. 

Prerequisite : Mathematics 2. 

Three hours a week and drawing laboratory. Elective for 
Juniors and Seniors. 

XVII. PHILOSOPHY AND PSYCHOLOGY 

Professor SentellE 

Philosophy is sometimes called the queen among sciences. 
It seeks for the why, the wherefore, the reasons of things. It 
seeks to express itself in great regulative principles, from 
axioms to the final metaphysics which would solve all the 
problems of ontology. Every man, from the curbstone loafer 
to the most cultivated man of letters, has a philosophy. What 
if that philosophy be false? Every false principle and prac- 



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tice, whether social, civil, political, moral, religious, or ecclesi- 
astical, has been justified by it. This department holds itself 
at liberty to traverse all human thought and action in vindica- 
tion of the true and in refutation of the false. 

1. Psychology, Logic, Introduction to Philosophy 
This course embraces psychology proper, logic, and intro- 
duction to philosophy. A careful study is made of all the 
powers and faculties of the human mind on the dualistic basis 
as against materialism and krupto-materialism and the sen- 
saulistic philosophy on the one hand, and against all forms of 
idealism on the other. Sufficient consideration is given to the 
so-called physiological basis of mental processes. Under logic 
we discuss the discursive faculty, and make a careful study of 
all the processes of reasoning, treating it both as a science and 
as an art, with the application of all proper tests. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors. 

2. Ethics, Philosophy of Religion, History of Phi- 

losophy 

In this course, we aim to set up a sound moral science as 
against the false systems which have prevailed, whether selfish, 
utilitarian, hedonistic, rationalistic, or altruistic. All the great 
problems of the ages are brought to the tests of sound phi- 
losophy, and the vicious progeny of a false metaphysics are 
hunted out and exposed. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Seniors. 

XVIII. PHYSICAL CULTURE 

Dr. J. W. MacConnell 

Mr. FetzER, Athletic Director 

Captain Lea, Military Instructor 

All new students, upon entering college, are required to 



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undergo a thorough physical examination, conducted by the 
head of the department. This examination includes a complete 
record of family history, predisposition to disease, general 
condition of health, together with full anthropometric meas- 
urements and strength tests. The heart and lungs are care- 
fully examined, and the results recorded. No student is 
allowed to engage in any strenuous exercise which might 
endanger his physical condition until he has had a thorough 
examination made of all vital organs. 

It is not the aim of the department to make athletes or pro- 
fessional strong men out of the students, but to so advise and 
direct them in exercises and daily habits that they may attain 
the highest degree of physical efficiency. The head of the 
department is also the College Physician, and is in position to 
advise the students in regard to the proper prevention of dis- 
ease, and daily care of the body. The College Physician in- 
vites the correspondence of the parents in regard to the health 
of their sons in college, and will consider such correspond- 
ence, of course, as confidential. 

The Director coaches all athletic teams, and gives his full 
time to this work. Being a skilled athlete and a trained direc- 
tor, it assures each student of being properly handled, and 
such careful oversight as is necessary for young students who 
are in the formative period of their physical development. 

MILITARY INSTRUCTION 

Captain Lea 

During the war, at least, regular Military Drill and Study 
of Tactics are required of Freshmen and Sophomores. For 
Juniors and Seniors a course in Military Tactics and Drill is 
offered in connection with the course in Applied Mathemat- 
ics 1. 



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The Faculty will feel at liberty to alter these courses and 
requirements as seems wise to prepare the students to render 
effective service to the country if called on. 

A proper uniform will be required and information will be 
given as to requirements in this regard before College opens in 
the fall. 

The same rules and penalties for absence from military duty 
will apply as from other college classes. 

XIX. PHYSICS 

Professor J. M. Douglas 
Associate Professor Cartledge 

The work in this department extends over four years. 
Throughout the course, text-books and lectures go hand in 
hand with lecture experimentation and laboratory work. Great 
emphasis is placed on both the experimental and theoretical 
development of the subject by lectures, quizzes, and laboratory 
work. Several well-lighted rooms equipped with modern ap- 
paratus afford excellent facilities for experimental purposes. 

During the four years' course, each student is required to 
work two and one-half hours per week in the laboratory, 
under the guidance and instruction of the laboratory director. 
He is quizzed on each step taken; care and accuracy are in- 
sisted upon. The object is to teach the student to make care- 
ful and accurate observations, and how to draw correct con- 
clusions from the facts. The sources of error are pointed out, 
and it is shown how they can be minimized. 

1. Elementary Physics 

During the fall term, the class studies matter and its gen- 
eral properties. Elementary dynamical principles and their 
application to machines, dynamics of liquids and gases, and 
elementary mechanics. The second term is given to the study 



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of heat, sound, electricity, and light. The only mathematical 
knowledge necessary to the successful prosecution of the course 
is an acquaintance with the elements of algebra and geometry, 
and of the metric system, which is used throughout the entire 
course. The facts are explained by numerous familiar lectures, 
and illustrated by daily experiments. (Associate Professor 
Cartledge). 

Two recitations and two hours of laboratory work a week. 
Elective for Freshmen. The class is taught in two sections. 

2. General Physics 

The topics included in this course will be the same as in 
Course 1, developed in a more advanced way. The study of 
the theoretical, and experimental verification of the general 
laws of physics will be much more extended. (Professor 
Douglas). 

Three recitations and two hours of laboratory work a week. 
Elective for Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors. This class is 
taught in two sections. 

3. Advanced Physics 

This course is a continuation of the previous year's work. 
It is designed to suit the needs of students who take physics 
merely as a subject in general education; as a preparation for 
general scientific work, such as medicine, astronomy, and en- 
gineering ; and for those who expect to pursue advanced work 
in this department. (Professor Douglas). 

Prerequisites : Physics 2, and Mathematics 2. 
Three recitations and two and a half hours of laboratory 
work a week. Elective for Juniors. 

4. Electricity 

This course is confined to the department of electricity, and 



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is made both practical and thorough. During the first term, 
direct currents are studied. The second term is devoted to 
alternating currents. A complete set of laboratory experi- 
ments and problems are worked by the students pari passu 
with the study of the text. The useful application of these 
principles to the dynamos, motor, transformer, induction coil, 
lighting, etc., are studied. (Professor Douglas). 

Prerequisites : Physics 3, and Mathematics 2. 

Three recitations and two and a half hours of laboratory 
work a week. Elective for Seniors. 

XX. PUBLIC SPEAKING 

Professor Currie 
1(a). Oratory 

The history of oratory; the structure and style of an ora- 
tion; the various types of orations, and analysis of represent- 
ative examples ; the preparation and delivery of speeches. 
1(b). Argumentation 

The principles of argumentation and debate; the prepara- 
tion of briefs for debate. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors. 

XXI. SOCIAL SCIENCE 

Professor J. M. McConneu, 
Professor Grey 
1. Economics 

This course offers an outline and discussion of the funda- 
mental principles of the subject. Every effort is made to make 
the study and illustrations practical. (Professor McConnell). 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors. 



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2. Economics 

Economics 1 will be required for admission to this course. 
Among the subjects studied are: the history of economic 
thought, public finance, trade and tariffs, money and banking, 
btisiness organization, socialism, labor problems, and agricul- 
tural economics. (Professor McConnell). 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Seniors who have 
taken Economics i. 

3. Political Science 

This course opens with a brief course in the theory of gov- 
ernment — its origin and development. The remainder of the 
fall term is given up to a careful study of European govern- 
ments, the constitution and political system of England receiv- 
ing special attention. The entire spring term is devoted to a 
study of American government — federal, state, and municipal. 
(Professor Currie). 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Seniors. 

XXII. SPANISH 

Professor Grey 

1. Elementary Spanish 

This course is designed to give the student a fair knowl- 
edge of the Spanish language as it is written and spoken. In 
addition to the usual translation of Spanish into English, much 
time is spent in written and oral composition. Text-books: 
Hill's and Ford's Spanish Grammar. Bransby's Spanish 
Reader. Selections from Alarcon and Valdes. 

Three recitations a week. Elective for Juniors and Seniors 



REQUIREMENTS FOR DEGREES 



BACHELOR'S DEGREE 

Figures refer to periods. A period is one meeting of a class 
each week throughout the year. 



A. B. 1 

Bible 1 3 

English 1 2 

Mathematics 1 4 

Latin 1 _.. 3 

Greek 1 or 2 3 

Chemistry 11 7 

Physics 1 [ — 

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FRESHMAN CLASS 

A. B. 2 

Bible 1 3 

English 1 _. 2 

Mathematics 1 4 

Latin 1 \ _ 3 

Greek 1 or 2 J 
French 1 or 2\ 3 

German 1 or 2 J 

Chemistry 1 
Physics 1 

17 



B. S. 

Bible 1 „. 

English 1 

Mathematics 1 _ 
French 1 or 2 1 _ 
German 1 or 2) 
History 1 
Chemistry 1 
Physics 1 



17 



If a student has had no Greek before entrance or an amount 
insufficient in preparation for Greek 2, he may begin Greek 1 
in college, but for the A.B. degree he will have to take Greek 
2 also. 

If a student presents 2 units in either French or German he 
will either take Course 2 in the language in which he offers 
the 2 units, or take Course 1 of the other language. 

Languages begun in the Freshman year must be con- 
tinued through the Sophomore year. 

All Freshmen and Sophomores are required to take the 
course in Military Drill and Tactics. 



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A. B. 

Bible 2 _ „.. 3 

English 2 3 

Mathematics 2 — 3 

Latin 2 — 3 

Greek 2 3 

History 1 
Chemistry 2 
Physics 2 
Biology 1 

18 



SOPHOMORE CLASS 

B. S. 1 

Bible 2 3 

English 2 3 

Mathematics 2 3 

Latin 2 { , 

Greek 2 or 3 ( 

French 2 or 4 j ^ 
German 2 or 4 ) '" 
Biology 1 i 
Chemistry 2 I _ 

Physics 2 | d 

History 1 J 

18 



S. 2 



B 

Bible 2 „.. 

English 2 ...» 
Mathematics 
French 2 
German 2 

Biology 1 
Chemistry 2 
Physics 2 



... 3 



18 



JUNIOR ANDSENIOR CLASSES 

Before entering his Junior course, the student must state 
in which of the three following groups he expects to apply 
for a degree, and make his elections so that he elects during 
Junior and Senior years at least six periods in each group, and 
at least twelve periods in the group in which he expects to take 
his degree. 



LANGUAGE 
English 

Public Speaking 
Latin 
♦Greek 
♦French 
♦German 
Italian 
Spanish 



HISTORY AND 
PHILOSOPHY 

English 

Public Speaking 

History 

Philosophy and 
Psychology 

Economics 

Political Science 

Bible 

Law 

Education 

Greek Literature in 
English Transla- 
tion 

Church History and 
Government 



SCIENCE 
Mathematics 
Applied Mathe 

matics 
Astronomy 
Geology 
Physics 
Chemistry 
Biology 



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REQUIREMENTS FOR DEGREES 69 

ADDITIONAL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 

1. Candidates for a degree must complete not less than 
nine periods of foreign language, six periods of which must 
be in some one foreign language. 

2. For graduation twenty-two courses must be completed, 
six each in the Freshman and Sophomore years, and five each 
in the Junior and Senior years. 

3. No student will be considered as a candidate for grad- 
uation at any commencement unless by March 1 previous, he 
has removed all conditions with the exception of those he is at 
that time seeking to remove by taking the course or courses in 
question over in class. 

4. As an additional requirement for the A.B. or the B.S. 
degree, every member of the Junior and of the Senior class 
is expected to prepare and deliver publicly an original orat'on. 
The Juniors deliver theirs in the early part of March, and the 
Seniors theirs during the week in which Thanksgiving occurs. 
These orations are subject to the following regulations: 

a. Students shall hand in their orations, carefully written, 
to the professor in charge for his criticism and acceptance not 
later than one week prior to the time appointed for their 
delivery. 

b. When two-thirds of a student's courses are among those 
ranking as Junior or Senior electives, he becomes subject to 
the requirement of a Junior or Senior speech, as the case may 
be. The Senior oration is required during the session in which 
the student expects to graduate. 

c. A student who during the session has taken part in a 
public preliminary to one of the intercollegiate debates or 
oratorical contests, may, if he desires, be excused from his 
Junior or Senior speech for that year. 



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4. Failure to write and publicly deliver at the appointed 
time a Junior or Senior speech acceptable to the Faculty, shall 
bar a student from graduation, unless excused prior to the 
occasion for the delivery of the speech by formal action of 
the faculty. 

MASTER'S DEGREE 
In the announcements of the Departments of Instruction, 
many courses will be found suitable for graduate work. 

Graduate students are welcome in all Junior and Senior 
electives not previously pursued and counted for a lower de- 
gree, and when possible special courses will be given them. 

The degree of Master of Arts is offered in accordance with 
the following regulations : 

1. The candidate must have a baccalaureate degree from 
this college or from one of equal requirements and stand'ng. 

2. The entire work must be done in residence. 

3. The course must be selected in conference with the in- 
structors, and be approved by the President at the time of 
registration. 

The courses selected must be well co-ordinated, be drawn 
from at least three departments, and be equivalent to five 
electives. 

4. To receive the degree, the candidate must have made a 
grade of not less than 80 in each course. Any Junior and 
Senior electives taken while in the undergraduate work, on 
which a grade of 80 or more was attained and not counted 
for a lower degree, may count for the Master's degree. 



GENERAL REGULATIONS 



ATTENDANCE 

The term, so far as absences of all kinds are concerned, shall 
be understood to extend, for the fall term, from the opening 
day in September to and including January 20; and, for the 
spring term, from January 21 to the end of the session. Every 
student is expected to be present the morning of the opening 
of the session in September, and to attend college chapel every 
morning, church service every Sunday morning, and all his 
recitations every day until the session closes at the end of May. 
Absences from any college duty will be entered as unex- 
cused unless the proper officer gives permission to the stu- 
dent to be absent. The College Physician will give permis- 
sion in case of sickness, and will himself make report to the 
ofhce of the Registrar. The President or member of the 
Faculty designated to discharge the duty will give all other 
permissions for absence, and will make report to the Registrar's 
office. 

All permissions for absence must be obtained before the 
absence occurs, if at all possible; otherwise, the absence 
will not be excused, and will not be excused in any case 
unless report is made by the student to the proper officer at 
the first possible moment. 

No student shall be excused by the College physician 
from College duty on account of sickness unless, in the opin- 
ion of the physician, the illness is of such a nature as to re- 
quire the student to remain indoors for twenty-four hours. 
To secure the excuse the student must report to the College 
Infirmary and have the doctor called to see him there. 

The Faculty considers repeated unexcused absences from 
college duties as sufficient cause for requiring the with- 



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drawal of students. Parents' written requests for students 
to be allowed to leave college while class work is going on, 
or for week-ends, are honored, but the parent is warned that 
many absences of this kind seriously interfere with a stu- 
dent's work, to a greater extent than is apparent from the 
number of recitation hours lost. The parent must accept 
the responsibility for the absence and for the result. 

Students returning after Christmas will report to the 
Treasurer by 6 p. m. of the opening day. Any student 
matriculating later than this, no matter what the cause of 
the delay, will be charged a delayed registration fee of $2.00. 

Prompt return after the Christmas holidays is quite es- 
sential. No student's absences at this time are excused 
unless he presents promptly the written request therefor of 
parent or guardian. Such request must state the time the 
excuse is expected to cover or it will be construed to cover 
the opening day only. 

The faculty recognizes no authority save its own to give 
permission to a student to be absent from College duties 
while the student is on the grounds of the institution. 

RECITATIONS 

1. Absences from class shall be counted from the opening 
of the term in the case of old students; in the case of new 
students, from the time of matriculation. 

2. When the number of unexcused absences reaches six, 
the student shall be summoned, if the Committee on Absences 
so decides, to appear before the Faculty, to show cause why 
he should not on this account be disciplined. The parent is 
notified, and if further irregularity occurs, the parent may be 
requested to withdraw the student from college. (See also 
Rules 5 and 6, under Chapel and Church). 



General Regulations 73 

chapel and church 

1. Students must occupy in chapel and in church their 
assigned seats, or be marked absent by the recorder. 

2. It is the duty of the recorder to mark with absolute 
accuracy absences and tardies. It is his duty simply to record 
the fact, leaving all explanations to be made by the student 
concerned to the Faculty Committee on Absences. 

3. Two tardies shall count as one absence, for disciplinary 
purposes. A student is counted tardy at chapel when he takes 
his seat after the first note on the organ or piano and absent 
if he comes in later than the singing of the opening doxology. 
He is tardy at church when he takes his seat after the second 
bell ceases to ring. 

4. When the number of unexcused absences from chapel 
reaches twelve in the case of any student, he shall be sum- 
moned, if the Committee on Absences so decides, to appear 
before the Faculty, to show cause why he should not on this 
account be disciplined. The parent is notified, and if further 
irregularity occurs, the parent may be requested to withdraw 
the student from college. 

5. Church absences are reckoned as the equivalent of reci- 
tation absences, and are dealt with as stated in Rule 2, Recita- 
tion Absences. 

6. Retiring from church shall be counted an absence, for 
disciplinary purposes. 

EXAMINATIONS 

See below 2, 3, 4, 5, under the heading "Examinations." 

EXAMINATOINS 

1. Every student shall take a written examination in each 
course at the end of each term. 



74 Davidson College 

2. If a student is compelled to be absent from an exami- 
nation, he must obtain in advance written permission from the 
President, and must place this permission in the hands of the 
professor holding the examination. 

3. * Students who absent themselves from examination with- 
out previous permission or satisfactory excuse shall be given 
zero on that examination. 

4. All students are required to be present promptly at the 
hour set for an examination, and the paper of any student 
who is more than ten minutes late will not be graded, unless 
the excuse for such tardiness be satisfactory to the professor. 

5. Students may, with the permission of the professor in 
charge, withdraw from the examination-room for a period not 
to exceed ten minutes. If this length of time be exceeded, 
the professor may refuse to accept the paper. 

6. Grading shall be upon a scale of 100. The passing 
grade, which results from the combination of term standing 
and examination, shall be 60 for Freshmen, 70 for all other 
undergraduates, and 80 for post-graduates. These grades are 
in general determined by combining term standing and exami- 
nation grade in the proportion of two to one. In certain prac- 
tical courses a greater emphasis is laid on the daily average. 
No student, however, will be considered as passing any subject 
whose examination grade in that subject is more than twenty 
points below the required passing mark. 

7. A student who fails to make the passing grade in a 
course, but who comes within twenty units of passing, shall be 
permitted to take one re-examination in that subject. A stu- 
dent who does not attain to within twenty units of the passing 
grade, or a student who fails on a re-examination, shall not be 
credited with the course unless he repeats it in class the fol- 
lowing year. If this should be impracticable, such a student 



General Regulations 75 

may be permitted by the Faculty to review the course under a 
private tutor, the choice of tutor as well as the time devoted 
to such review being subject to the approval of the professor 
in charge of the department in which the student is deficient. 
Under this arrangement, a student will be excused from 
attending the recitations of the course, but will be required to 
take the regular class reviews and examinations. 

8. All re-examinations shall be combined with the daily 
average in the regular proportion to determine the final grade, 
provided, however, that if a student makes 70 or over in Fresh- 
man studies, 80 or over in Sophomore, Junior, and Senior 
studies, and 85 or over in post-graduate studies, on a re-exami- 
nation, he may at his option be marked passed and the daily 
average omitted. 

9. To those officially excused from an examination, and to 
those entitled to re-examination, the following opportunities 
for examination are given: (1) On the last Monday of Jan- 
uary and the first and second Mondays of February; (2) dur- 
ing the ten days beginning with Monday after commencement ; 
(3) during the Christmas vacation, at the convenience of the 
professor; (4) on the first Monday in October; (5) at a regu- 
lar class examination which covers the same course; (6) dur- 
ing the examination period, after a student has completed all his 
regular examinations. But no opportunities for re-exami- 
nation will be given thirteen months after the regular class 
examination in a course. 

A student desiring to stand examinations at these special 
times should arrange well ahead with both the Treasurer and 
the Professor. 

Examinations are never given at an earlier date than 
shown in the schedule of examinations except on account 
of conflicts. 



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No student is permitted to postpone examinations except 
on order of the College Physician or on the written and 
positive request of the parents, who then assume all respon- 
sibility for the ill effects. The Faculty would earnestly 
suggest the unwisdom of such postponements. 

For all re-examinations or postponed examinations, no 
matter what the cause, a fee of $2.00 each is charged, the 
fee to be paid in advance to the Treasurer of the college. All 
money so received shall be credited to the Societas Fratrum 
Loan Fund for needy students. 

In case a student has conflicts in the examinations of two 
studies, he shall stand at the regular time the examination of 
the course which belongs in the class in which the student is 
classified. In case the conflict in examinations is between two 
studies, neither of which is in the class to which the student is 
classified, he shall stand with the higher class on the day of 
the examination. 

No examination shall be given to candidates for a degree 
later than Saturday night preceding Baccalaureate Sunday. 

10. A student shall ordinarily be enrolled for not more 
than six courses, and in no case for more than seven. Credit 
for more than seven will not be given in any one collegiate 
year, unless the number in excess of seven is obtained by the 
removal of deficiencies under the Regulations for Examina- 
tions. 

11. All students taking a full course, who attain an aver- 
age of 95 or more for an entire session, are thereby placed 
upon the Honor Roll, and their names are read out on Com- 
mencement Day and published in the next annual catalog. 

12. Those two members of the graduating class who attain 
the highest general average for the entire college course are 



General Regulations 77 

awarded the highest distinctions, and on Commencement Day 
deliver the Valedictory and the Salutatory, respectively. 

13. A report of each student's grades and attendance is 
sent to parent or guardian at the end of each term, and a 
much more detailed report of scholarship, diligence, punc- 
tuality, conduct, etc., is sent about the middle of each term. 

14. Every regular student working toward a degree 
who may have entered college with conditions, is required 
to have those conditions removed before the beginning of 
the Sophomore year. 

SCHOLARSHIP 

1. Every new student, whether admitted by examination 
or certificate, is admitted upon probation, and his matricula- 
tion will not be regarded as final until thirty days after his 
entrance. 

2. At the end of the first scholastic month, reports will 
be made concerning the work of all students, in a Faculty 
meeting specifically for that purpose. 

3. Students" whose standing at this time is found to be 
distinctly unsatisfactory in more than half their courses will 
be placed upon probation for one month. 

4. If at the end of this month's probation they are found 
to be still doing unsatisfactory work in more than half their 
courses, they may be required to withdraw from college imme- 
diately. 

5. If a student admitted to advanced classification is found 
deficient in the course assigned, he may be required to take 
lower courses in the same department, or to make such ar- 
rangement of his work as shall appear best. 

6. A student who does not succeed in making the passing 
grade in at least two courses shall not be permitted to remain 



78 Davidson College 

in college the following term except by special permission of 
the Faculty. A student who does not make a passing grade in 
at least a majority of his courses shall be considered as remain- 
ing in college on probation. 

7. All elections of courses to be pursued must be made in 
consultation with and after the approval of the Faculty, or its 
representative designated as classifier for that purpose. 

8. Any student desiring to change any course of study upon 
which he has already entered shall submit to the Executive 
Committee of the Faculty a request, with the reasons therefor, 
and continue in the course till the decision of the committee is 
announced to him ; except that, within the first ten days of 
each term, such change may be permitted by the designated 
registration officer. 

Any ticket, on which the student is failing, dropped after 
November 1st or April 1st in each term, shall be marked on 
the student's report for that term as a failure. 

A fee of $2.50 shall be charged for any change involving 
the taking up of a new course, made at the student's request 
later than ten days after the opening of the fall or spring 
term. The fee must be paid before the change is permitted. 
All money so collected shall be credited to the Societas 
Fratrum Loan Fund for needy students. 

ABSENCE FROM COLLEGE 

Students may be absent from college without permission 
only when such absence does not conflict with attendance on 
any regular college exercise. 

Any student abusing this privilege, either by too frequent 
absence, by conduct discreditable to the college, or by Sunday 
travel, shall forfeit the above privilege, either permanently or 
for a limited time as the Faculty may direct. 



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All college organizations and publications are subject to the 
supervision and control of the Faculty or its representative 
committees, and no date or schedule of dates for contests with 
other organizations shall be arranged except with the consent 
of the representative committee of the Faculty. 

Baseball, football, and basket-ball teams are allowed ten 
days away from college (exclusive of Sundays), of which 
only six may be recitation days. The orchestra and glee club 
is considered as one organization, and allowed only six days' 
absence during a session. The estimate of the number of days 
is regulated as follows : Leaving or arriving on trains sched- 
uled to pass Davidson after 11a. m., and before 12.40 p. m., 
to count as one half-day; leaving after 12.40 p. m., and arriv- 
ing before 9 a. m., not to count as a day or a part of a day. 

No student shall represent the college on any organization 
away from the college unless he is reported as passing from 
the beginning of the term on at least three courses, and no 
student will be allowed to go with more than one organization 
during a term on trips away from the college, unless he is 
making a general average of at least 75 in his studies. 

The managers of the teams and clubs must furnish every 
two weeks during the session to the Registrar's office, alpha- 
betically arranged lists of the team or club members in order 
to have a report made on their work. 

The managers must apply for permits to the Faculty officer 
in charge of leaves of absence twenty-four hours before time 
for the team to depart. 

By special order of the Board of Trustees, no athletic 
team or other college organization, nor any part of such 
team or organization, is allowed to travel on the Sabbath, 
by train, automobile, or hack, either going or coming from 
a trip on which they represent the college in any way. 



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All college organizations in their trips away from college 
must go and return as a unit. Extension of leave and side 
trips will not be granted to anyone. 

Students other than members or officers of these organiza- 
tions will not be permitted to make trips with the organiza- 
tions. 

CLASS ENROLLMENT 

1. Students will in no case be officially enrolled in a class 
higher than Freshman until all of their entrance deficiencies 
are removed. 

2. No student will be officially enrolled in the Sophomore 
class until he has completed half or more of the courses of 
the Freshman class. 

3. No student will be officially enrolled in the Junior class 
unless he has completed four-fifths of the Freshman and two- 
thirds of the Sophomore class. 

4. No student will be officially enrolled in the Senior class 
unless he has completed two-thirds of the twenty-one courses 
required for graduation. 

ASSIGNMENT OF ROOMS 
Rooms in the dormitories will be assigned under the follow- 
ing regulations : 

1. For a student to retain his room for the next session, 
he must notify the Intendant of Dormitories in writing on 
or before May 10th. 

2. The room thus signed for will be retained until the 
tenth of August, after which it will be forfeited unless $5.00 
has been deposited with the Intendant of Dormitories on 
or before August 10th. This deposit must be made by each 
holder of a room, making a deposit of $10.00 in case of a 
double room. 



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3. After May 10th, all rooms not applied for will be 
assigned in order of application. After August 10th, all rooms 
or parts of rooms signed for, but not deposited for, will be 
assigned to others in order of application ; but to hold the 
room till the opening day the deposits must be made. 

4. All deposits for a room claimed and occupied on or 
before the third day of the session by the one signing for the 
room will be applied on the current rent for the room. After 
this, the deposit will be forfeited. 

5. The Intendant of Dormitories will co-operate with the 
student as far as possible to secure a congenial and proper 
room-mate, but if a part of a room is unassigned by May 10th, 
or assigned and not deposited for by August 10th, the Intend- 
ant will be free to fill the vacancy. 

6. Every occupant is held responsible for the proper care 
of the rooms and furniture (if furnished by the college), and 
any damage other than as arises from ordinary use will be 
charged to the student's account, or he will be barred from 
rooming in the college buildings. 

7. No room is rented for less than one term, and no 
exchange of room is allowed unless by permission of the In- 
tendant of Dormitories. 



EQUIPMENT 



GROUNDS 



The campus is spacious and beautiful. It comprises about 
forty-five acres, with adjacent golf ground containing some 
forty acres more. On the front twenty-five acres, most of 
which is in fine lawn, there are fourteen buildings, connected 
by a system of walks, shaded by beautiful elms and great oaks. 

The cut on the opposite page gives an idea of the campus 
as it now is and as we expect to develop it in the near future. 
A line drawn from Georgia Dormitory south through the rear 
wall of Chambers divides the campus into a front and rear 
section. The front portion is to be practically as it now is, 
with some changes to be made in walks and grounds. In the 
rear section the gymnasium is to be built at once and one of 
the "New Dormitories" will probably be. It may reasonably 
be expected that both of these buildings will be complete by 
the opening in September of 1917. 

The plant completed as outlined will serve five hundred stu- 
dents well, and will, with necessary changes to present build- 
ings and equipment, cost approximately $250,000.00. The 
additions to the Faculty necessitated by this growth will call 
for approximately as much. This is a total of half a million. 
If the Church and advocates of Christian education think the 
college is sound enough and has foundation broad and strong 
enough on which to increase its student-body and thus serve 
larger numbers, this sum will not seem too great. 

One hundred thousand dollars recently pledged and largely 
paid in provides for the Gymnasium and two additional 
teachers. 



Squipmen? S3 

CHAMBERS BUILDING 

For over a half -century this stately edifice has been the 
center of the college's life and activity. It is Southern colonial 
in style of architecture, and was built in 1856 out of the funds 
bequeathed to the college by Maxwell Chambers, of Salisbury, 
N. C. In the central part of this building are the large Com- 
mencement hall, a number of commodious recitation-rooms 
and laboratories, and the museum. In the two wings of the 
building are dormitory accommodations for one hundred and 
forty-five students. 

SHEARER BIBLICAL HALL 

The Shearer Biblical Hall, a brick building, occupies the 
site of the old Chapel. It is the gift of ex-President Shearer, 
and is dedicated to the memory of his wife, the late Mrs. 
Lizzie Gessner Shearer. The second floor contains an audi- 
torium, seating about five hundred, where morning prayers are 
conducted, public lectures given, and student mass-meetings 
held. On the first floor are classrooms for the department of 
Biblical Instruction, and three other departments of the college. 

LIBRARY BUILDING 

The new library building was erected through the gener- 
osity of Mr. Andrew Carnegie, at a cost of twenty thousand 
dollars. This building contains not only ample space for 
library use but also for the administrative offices of the college. 

The main purpose of the library is to supplement the instruc- 
tion of the classroom by providing illustrative material to be 
consulted or studied in addition to the subject-matter of the 
lectures. Supplementary work of this nature forms an im- 
portant and necessary part of the various courses of study in 
every department of instruction. 

The library contains 25,202 bound volumes, comprising not 



84 Davidson College; 

only the most important and indispensable older books, but 
the best of the more recent books. The library also includes 
an unusually full series of the public documents and state 
papers of the United States government. Besides these, the 
library contains a large number of valuable pamphlets and 
other publications not bound. These are all in place in attrac- 
tive steel shelves with which the library has recently been fur- 
nished. Space and shelf -room will permit the library to grow 
to practically double its present size. There is a substantial 
fund set apart annually for the purchase of new books, to 
meet the needs of the several departments of the college and 
of the student body as a whole. 

The library is catalogued according to the decimal system. 
The card index, arranged by titles and by authors, makes it 
possible to find immediately any work in the library. The 
students have direct access to index and to the stacks. This 
is a privilege of great educational value to the student. The 
fact that it is not abused by the students of Davidson is a com- 
pliment to the character of the student body. The value of 
the library is greatly enhanced by the presence of a librarian 
of expert training and long experience in the work. There 
are a number of quiet rooms in the library, well furnished 
with tables and chairs, to which the student may repair for 
study. The library is open every week-day from 12 m. to 
6 p. m. A student may retain a book two weeks, at the end 
of which period the time may be extended for another week. 
A fine of five cents a day will be charged for books kept over 
time. Not more than four volumes are loaned to one person, 
except at the discretion of the librarian. The loan of books 
much in demand may be restricted by the librarian to a short 
time. All books taken from the library are to be duly regis- 
tered. Anyone violating this requirement will be fined fifty 
cents. 



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The reading-room, not in immediate connection with the 
other rooms of the library, is open from 8 a. m. to 8 p. m. 
On its various tables are found sixty of the leading monthly 
or weekly magazines and journals — some of a popular char- 
acter, and some technical. The newspaper racks contain fif- 
teen daily papers, coming from various sections of the country. 
Other racks hold several of the leading religious weeklies. 

LITERARY SOCIETY HALLS 

Each of the two literary societies has its own building. 
These buildings are located symmetrically with reference to 
each other, and stand conspicuously in the foreground of the 
campus. In each building the second floor is an elegantly 
furnished hall, devoted to literary purposes; the first floor, 
contains a recitation-room and an elegantly fitted fraternity 
hall. 

MORRISON MEMORIAL HALL 

This building was erected in 1890, in memory of the first 
president of the College. The second floor is used for recita- 
tion purposes, as will be the lower floor as soon as it is practi- 
cal to make the necessary changes. This lower floor was used 
for Gymnasium purposes before the erection of the Alumni 
Gymnasium. 

OAK ROW AND ELM ROW 

These two one-story brick buildings are among the oldest 
landmarks on the campus. They are prominent in the fore- 
ground among the oaks and elms. Each of these buildings now 
house two of the fraternities in beautifully fitted rooms. 



86 Davidson College 

alumini gymnasium 

A beautiful and well planned building (Mr. Robert F. Small- 
wood, '06, Architect), has been erected from funds pledged 
by the Alumni. 

Outside dimensions are 90 feet 10 inches by 95 feet 6 inches. 
The basement is approximately on the ground line, well lighted 
and provides abundant room for lockers, dressing-rooms for 
athletic teams (home and visiting), showers, Russian bath, 
drying room, etc. 

The second story contains the gymnasium room 58 feet 2 
inches by 90 feet 10 inches, with a balcony, auxiliary gym- 
nasium room 26 feet by 31 feet 2 inches, office, lobby, and two 
physical examination rooms. 

The third story contains the quarters of the gymnasium 
director, club room and class room. 

A splendidly lighted swimming pool 21 feet by 60 feet, with 
balcony above, is planned, and will be built at once if the funds 
are available. 

LABORATORIES 

Five laboratories have in the course of years been devel- 
oped in connection with the work in the several scientific 
departments of the college. These laboratories, carefully built 
up under the direction of men of full university training, have 
cost many thousands of dollars. Appropriations and fees 
render it possible to make constant additions, and to keep them 
abreast of the improvements of the day. 

ASTRONOMY 

This department is equipped with a five-inch refracting tele- 
scope, made by Clark & Sons, and has the use of the lantern 
with numerous astronomical slides, the sextant, maps, charts, 



Equipment 87 

and all the other equipment of a modern astronomical labo- 
ratory. 

BIOLOGY 

This laboratory is fitted up for forty-eight students. It 
contains a complete outfit of tables, microscopes, dissecting 
instruments, specimens, and models. This outfit is being added 
to yearly as the demands increase. Each student is furnished 
with a compound microscope, stains and reagents for mount- 
ing specimens, and abundant material for dissections. 

CHEMISTRY 

The department of Chemistry makes use of an entire build- 
ing, the Martin Chemical Laboratory, named in honor of the 
late Col. W. J. Martin, who was professor of Chemistry in 
Davidson for a quarter of a century. It is a two-story brick 
building- — sixty by sixty feet — with a basement and attic, 
abundantly lighted and well heated and ventilated. The build- 
ing contains a stock room with abundant supplies of chemicals ; 
a large lecture-room with raised seats and all facilities for ex- 
periments by the professor and his assistants ; room equipped 
with material for quantitative and other advanced work for 
twenty students; balance-room; the professor's private lab- 
oratory. Other features are the minor laboratories for be- 
ginners, containing desks for thirty-six and lockers for seventy- 
two; the qualitative laboratory, with desks for thirty-six, with 
adjoining stock and fume room. Each student has four feet 
of desk space, with private drawers and lockers for the safe 
keeping of his apparatus ; is provided with sink, gas, water, 
filter pump, and has fume rooms or hoods in easy reach. 

PHYSICS 

The Physics department is housed on two floors of the main 
part of the Chambers Building. On the first floor, covering 



88 Davidson College 

a space of thirty by seventy-five feet, is a large classroom 
with five store rooms conveniently arranged. On the second 
floor five laboratories cover a space seventy-five feet square. 
This gives floor space of over six thousand square feet, insur- 
ing ample room for the work of the department. The labora- 
tory is equipped not only with a large quantity of apparatus 
for the simpler experiments in electricity, but also with many 
expensive instruments for work in advanced physics. Be- 
sides numerous storage cells for a certain class of work, the 
laboratory is abundantly supplied night and day with current 
from the Southern Power Company. Any voltage desired, up 
to 440, may be used, and this gives unusual facilities for all 
kinds of work in electricity. 

DORMITORIES 



CHAMBERS BUILDING 

The Chambers Building accommodates one hundred and 
twenty-one students. The dormitory-rooms in this building 
are heated by open grate fires. This method of heating is pre- 
ferred by many to the steam heat. The rooms are large, well 
lighted and well ventilated by windows reaching nearly to the 
ceiling, and, owing to the splendid construction of the build- 
ing, the most nearly sound-proof of all the dormitories, a large 
number of the upper classmen select these rooms for this 
reason. Toilet-rooms and bathrooms have been added, and it 
is expected that such facilities will be increased in a short 
time. About forty of these rooms are furnished. 

THE RUMPLE BUILDING 

This is a brick building three stories in height, separated into 
two sections by a solid brick wall. Each section furnishes 



*For regulations governing the assignment of Dorimtory rooms, see page 80, 
and for the furnishing of rooms, see footnote page 101. 



Equipment 89 

room for thirty students, and on every floor of each section 
there is a well ventilated bathroom with shower, toilet, and 
lavatories. Each room has two large windows, closet, and a 
special ventilating shaft. 

THE WATTS BULIDING 

Through the generosity of Mr. George W. Watts, a hand- 
some dormitory was erected in 1908-09. It contains twenty- 
four rooms, accommodating forty-eight students. The build- 
ing is of brick and artificial stone, is heated by steam heat, and 
is well lighted and ventilated. There is a bathroom on each 
of the three floors. Each room has its own lavatory, with 
running water, two closets, two large windows, and its own 
ventilating shaft. 

THE GEORGIA BUILDING 

This dormitory is larger than the Watts Building, but in all 
essential respects is like it in equipment and furnishing. 

ATHLETIC FIELDS 

Through the liberality of a warm friend of Davidson, the 
college now possesses an exceptionally convenient and well- 
graded athletic field, known as the Wm. H. Sprunt Athletic 
Field, surrounded by a nine- foot fence, and admirably located 
immediately in the rear of the Chambers Building. 

A substantial donation was made to the college in 1910 by 
a citizen of New York for the purpose of developing a dozen 
new tennis courts, and building an open-air gymnasium. This 
is an especially attractive feature to those students who are 
too pressed for time to get their exercise from regular ball 
practice, and who wish to secure sufficient healthful out-of- 
door exercise with the minimum loss of time. 

Adjacent to the campus, a nine-hole golf course has been 



90 Davidson College 

opened on college property. It is controlled by a club com- 
posed of faculty, villagers, and students. A moderate mem- 
bership fee is charged for the maintenance of the course. 

WATER SUPPLY 

The college owns and operates a complete system of water- 
works. All dormitories, students' boarding-houses, labora- 
tories, etc., together with most of the stores and residences of 
the village, are thus supplied with an abundance of water. 
The supply comes from artesian tube-wells, and is, according" 
to the monthly report of the State Bacteriologist, of excep- 
tional purity. A new 80,000 gallon steel tank on an 80- foot 
tower has been erected and furnishes abundant storage 
capacity. 

SEWERAGE SYSTEM 

Through the generosity of W. H. Sprunt, Esq., of Wilming- 
ton, a complete sewerage system, with septic tank, has been 
added to the equipment of the college. 

LIGHTING SYSTEM 

The Southern Power Company runs a line to the College 
transformer station, where the voltage is reduced. All the 
college dormitories, residences, and public buildings, the cam- 
pus walks, the village streets, and many stores and residences 
are lighted by this system. It also furnishes power to the 
college pumping station and to the laboratories. 

HEATING PLANT 

A central heating plant supplies the Rumple, Watts, and 
Georgia Dormitories, the Library, and Shearer Hall, with 
steam heat. The system is to be extended in the near future 
to the other campus buildings. 



Equipment 91 

the munroe shearer college infirmary 

Through the thoughtful generosity of Dr. J. P. Munroe, 
for many years the College Physician, and of Dr. J. B. Shearer, 
the venerable ex-President of the college, the arrangements 
for the care of students who may be ill are unusually complete 
and satisfactory. The College Infirmary is located within a 
hundred feet of the edge of the campus, yet is quiet and se- 
cluded. It is fitted with electric lights, call bells, hot and cold 
baths, etc. A trained nurse of long and successful experience 
has charge of every patient. 

PROFESSORS HOUSES 

The college also owns twelve professors' houses, which are 
conveniently located in the neighborhood of the campus. 



SOCIETIES AND ORGANIZATIONS 



LITERARY 



There are two literary societies — the Philanthropic and the 
Eumenean — conducted by the students, each in its own hall. 
The majority of the students belong to these societies, the 
membership of the two being practically equal, and the quality 
of work similar. Both are well conducted, and afford oppor- 
tunities for training in debate, declamation, composition, public 
speaking, and parliamentary usage. They have two regular 
meetings — Saturday night and Monday morning. They both 
award annual prizes for excellence in literary and rhetorical 
exercises. 

The training given by these societies is a most valuable part 
of college education, and every student is urged by the authori- 
ties of the college to become a member of one of them, and 
take an acth e part in its exercises. 

RELIGIOUS 

The center of the religious life of the college is the Young 
Men's Christian Association. This is one of the strongest and 
most vigorous college associations in the country. All of the 
students are members, or associate members, of it, its various 
departments are fully organized, and its representatives attend 
the various local, state, and national conventions. It conducts 
a weekly religious service, which all members of the college 
are invited to attend. Other features of the work of the 
Association are its weekly Bible and mission study classes, the 
monthly meetings of candidates for the ministry, the meet- 
ings of the members of the volunteer mission band, and the 
mission Sunday-school work, in which members of the Asso- 
ciation engage in the neighborhood of the college. At the 



Societies and Organizations 93 

opening of the college session in September, the Association 
has committees to meet new students upon their arrival, and 
render them all possible assistance in getting located. The 
first Monday night the Association gives a formal reception in 
honor of the new students, to which all students, professors, 
village people, and visitors are invited. The Association also 
publishes annually a handbook of information about the col- 
lege, that is invaluable to all students, new and old. 

ATHLETICS 

The General Athletic Association directs the athletic affairs 
of the college, under the supervision of the Faculty com- 
mittee. 

Each student pays to the college a gymnasium and athletic 
fee of ten dollars, which gives him full athletic privileges, and 
entitles him to the free use of the gymnasium and instruction 
by the gymnasium director in classes designated by the Faculty. 
He can offer for any team, or engage in any form of athletic 
exercise, under the supervision of the college athletic direc- 
tor, he desires or the College Physician finds him fitted for. 

The high standing that Davidson has taken in intercolle- 
giate athletics in the last few years has been due to the in- 
creased interest of the students in the General Athletic Asso- 
ciation. 

An Alumni Athletic Association has been formed as a 
branch of the General Alumni Association, with the following 
officers for 1917-18: President, H. W. McKay, M.D., Char- 
lotte, N. C. ; Vice-President, L. J. Beall, M.D., Asheville, N. C. ; 
Secretary and Treasurer, W. McK. Fetzer, Davidson, N. C. 

It is hoped that each alumnus will join the alumni depart- 
ment of the Association, and thus help the further develop- 
ment of the college along athletic lines. 



94 Davidson College: 

All money from receipts from games and from dues is 
placed on deposit, and can be checked against only by the 
Association treasurer, upon presentation of proper vouchers. 
The books of the treasurer are audited regularly by the Fac- 
ulty committee. Subscriptions to the Athletic Association 
may be mailed to the treasurer of the Alumni Athletic Asso- 
ciation, or to Dr. J. M. Douglas, the chairman of the Faculty 
Committee. 

Each athletic team is allowed a limited number of days 
away from college, for the games with other colleges, and 
each team is accompanied by a Faculty representative. 

ATHLETIC REGULATIONS 

1. No one shall represent Davidson College in any athletic 
contest except under the following conditions : 

a. He must satisfy the Faculty Committee on Athletics 
that he is a bona fide student of the college, and that he is 
taking at least twelve hours per week on class of regular col- 
lege courses, and that he is maintaining the standard of schol- 
arship hereinafter described. 

b. He shall not play on any athletic team if he has been 
a member of that team during the preceding season, and was 
not in residence at least one term during that college year. 

c. No student shall play on the football team of any year 
unless he has begun his college work not later than October 
5th; or on the baseball team unless he has begun his college 
work not later than January 20th. 

d. No coach or instructor in athletics, or anyone who 
receives compensation for his athletic services, shall be eligi- 
ble to play on any college team. 

e. No student shall play more than four years on any col- 
lege team. 



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f. No member of any athletic team of Davidson College 
shall be the recipient of any compensation whatever — money, 
board, and tuition included — for his participation in athletics. 

g. No student shall represent the college on any athletic 
team away from the college, unless he is reported as passing 
on at least three courses. 

h. No student shall be allowed to represent Davidson Col- 
lege in an intercollegiate athletic contest until he has signed 
the eligibility rules of Davidson College, and signified his will- 
ingness to subscribe to the same in both letter and spirit. 

i. If a student has been a member of an athletic team of 
another college, he must attend Davidson College for five 
months before he is eligible to represent Davidson College in 
intercollegiate athletic contests. This rule applies to the major 
sports of football and baseball. 

j. No student shall play on the baseball team of Davidson 
College in intercollegiate contests who has previously been a 
member of any baseball team playing under the protection of 
the National Association of Baseball. 

2. No manager or captain of a student athletic organiza- 
tion shall introduce a player into any athletic contest who 
is not a bona fide student of the college, and so certified by 
the Faculty Committee on Athletics, or shall violate the inter- 
collegiate rules of intercollegiate contests by playing a "ringer," 
or by other dishonorable practice. 

3. The expenditures of the Athletic Association shall be 
under the control of the Faculty Committee on Athletics, and 
all accounts shall be audited and approved by this committee 
at the close of each season. 

ATHLETIC DAY 

A day in April, generally the second Saturday, is set apart 
to be spent in contests for suitable prizes, under the control 



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and direction of the Athletic Association and the general 
supervision of the Faculty. There is no admission fee, and 
the public is cordially invited to witness the contests. Three 
trophy cups are contended for in the interclass athletic games. 
The" football trophy is a large silver cup, given to the class that 
wins the largest number of class football games in the spring 
contests. A handsome loving cup, given by the class of 1909, 
is awarded to the class winning the highest percentage of 
baseball games in the class contest. Another silver loving cup, 
known as the Alumni Trophy Cup, is given to the class win- 
ning the highest number of points at the annual field day exer- 
cises. Each of these cups is held by the winning class for one 
year, and if won three years in succession becomes the prop- 
erty of the class. 

ORCHESTRA AND GLEE CLUB 

This organization consists of students who have some talent 
as regards voice or the use of a musical instrument. It is 
open to all who may be capable of developing into efficient 
members. The organization has the usual officers of an or- 
chestra and glee club. Its members practice regularly, and 
have pianos and large hall at their disposal. They furnish 
the music at public college functions, and give public per- 
formances, especially during vacations, in the leading towns 
and cities of the Carolinas and adjoining States. 

FRATERNITIES 

The fraternities are not permitted to pledge or initiate mem- 
bers of the Freshman class, nor members of other classes un- 
less they have been students of the college for at least one 
term. Certain rules and regulations governing this and other 
phases of fraternity life, are furnished the chapters in writing 
for their guidance. 



COLLEGE LECTURES AND PUBLICATIONS 



THE OTTS LECTURESHIP 

In 1893, Rev. J. M. P. Otts, D.D., LL.D., donated a fund to 
Davidson College, the proceeds of which should be used from 
time to time in securing and publishing courses of lectures at 
Davidson College in defense of Christianity against current 
heresies, especially such as may seem directed against the 
foundations of the Christian faith. 

The first course of lectures was delivered by the founder 
himself, and published by Revell & Co., under the title, Un- 
settled Questions. The second was delivered by Rev. Robt, 
L Dabney, D.D., LL.D., the year before his death, and pub- 
lished under the title, The Atonement. The third was delivered 
during the session of 1904-05, by Rev. J. B. Shearer, D.D., 
LL.D., and published under the title, Modern Mysticism; or 
the Covenants of the Spirit. It may be procured from the 
publishers, The Presbyterian Committee of Publication, Rich- 
mond, Va., or direct from the author. 

FACULTY LECTURES 

Through the session occasional public lectures will be given 
by members of the Faculty or by visitors invited by the Fac- 
ulty. The series is under the supervision of the Faculty Com- 
mittee on Public Lectures. 

FRESHMAN LECTURES 

Lectures of especial interest to young men beginning their 
college course will be given semi-monthly through a part of 
the year by members of the Faculty, visitors, and- selected 
members of the upper classes. 



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These lectures will deal with problems of student life in 
such a way as to be helpful to the young men, and will treat 
of such matters as campus life, college honor, study, hygiene, 
etc. 

Attendance on these lectures is required of all Freshmen. 

V.' 

THE DAVIDSON COLLEGE BULLETIN 

The college issues several times a year a Bulletin, contain- 
ing a list of students and officers, sketches of alumni, changes 
in the curriculum or administration of the college, campus 
items of interest, social and athletic events, and general infor- 
mation concerning the college and its work. A copy will be 
sent free of charge to all alumni and friends of the college 
who desire it. 

STUDENT PUBLICATIONS 

The student body chooses a board of editors and managers, 
and publish The Davidson College Magazine, containing ma- 
terial representative of the literary endeavors of the students. 
This publication is issued four times during the college session. 

The student body selects the editorial board and business 
managers of a weekly paper, The Davidsonian, containing col- 
lege news, accounts of games, notices of alumni, and discus- 
sions of college affairs. 

The Senior class publishes annually Quips and Cranks, con- 
taining information about the classes, fraternities, athletics, 
musical and literary organizations, and various other matters 
of interest in connection with college life. 



PRIZES AND MEDALS 



LITERARY SOCIETIES 

Both the Philanthropic and Eumenean Societies award an- 
nual prizes for excellence and rhetorical exercises as follows : 

Debaters' Medals for Juniors and Seniors. 

Debaters' Medals for Freshmen and Sophomores. 

Essayists' Medals. 

Declaimers' Medals. 

An orator's Medal is given jointly by the Societies to the 
winner in the Junior Oratorical Contest, held on Tuesday 
evening of the Commencement Week. 

A Fiction Medal is given by the two literary societies jointly, 
to the student writing the best piece of fiction for the Davidson 
College Magazine. 

THE WILLIAM BANKS BIBLICAL MEDAL 

The family of the late Rev. William Banks, long a Trustee 
and President of the Board, has established in his memory a 
fund which provides a medal to be given each year to that 
member of the graduating class who has completed the entire 
Biblical course with the highest distinction. 

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MEDAL 

A medal is annually awarded in the name of the Alumni 
Association to that member of the Freshman Class who has 
been classified through the year in one of the degree courses 
and has made the highest average of the class. This medal 
is to be awarded at Commencement in May, 1917, for the first 
year. A fund for the perpetuation of this medal has been 
established. 



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senior orators medal 
On Commencement Day, four members of the graduating 
class selected on the basis of their previous success in oratory ; 
compete for a handsome gold medal known as the Faculty 
Orator's Medal. 

ALUMNI DEBATING CUP 

Awarded to the literary society winning in an inter-society 
debate. 

BELK FRATERNITY CUP 

Mr. W. H. Belk, of Charlotte, N. C, has given the college 
a handsome trophy cup, to be awarded each year to that fra- 
ternity whose class average for the entire undergraduate mem- 
bership of the chapter is the highest for the year. The suc- 
cessful fraternity retains the cup until won in a succeeding 
year by another, and the first fraternity winning it ten years 
(not necessarily in succession), retains the cup permanently. 

The cup has been awarded to the winning Fraternities as 
follows: 1911-12, Kappa Sigma; 1912-13, Kappa Sigma; 1913- 
14, Kappa Alpha; 1914-15, Beta Theta Pi; 1915-16, Beta 
Theta Pi; 1916-17, Beta Theta Pi. 

ATHLETIC CUPS 
FOOTBALL 

(Alumni Cup) 
Presented for one year to the class winning in the Class 
football series. 

BASEBALL 

(Given by Class ipop) 
Presented for one year to the class winning the Class base- 
ball series. 

TRACK 

Presented for one year to the class winning the greatest 
number of points on Field Day. 



EXPENSES 

The expenses of life at any college are divided into two 
classes : First, college fees, which can be accurately summed 
up; and second, living expenses, which vary so widely with 
the individual tastes and habits of the student that they can 
only be estimated. 

FALL TERM FEES 

Georgia Rumple 

and Corner Chambers Chambers 

Watts Room Rumple Furnished Unfurnished 

Tuition „ _ $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 

Room Rent and Light...™.. 27.50 26.50 25.00 17.00 14.50 

Incidental „ 7.50 7.50 7.50 7.50 7.50 

Medical . 2.50 2.50 2.50 2.50 2.50 

Library _.„. 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 

Gym. and Athletics 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 

Damage Deposit 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 

Campus Tax _ „...„ 3.50 3.50 3.50 3.50 3.50 



Total .„ $80.00 $79.00 $77.50 $69.50 $67.00 

For each laboratory taken add fees payable at registration 
in the fall as follows : 

Freshman Laboratories and Applied Mathematics 1, each 
$3.00 per session. 

Sophomore Laboratories, each $5.00 per session. 

Junior and Senior Laboratories, each $5.00 per term. 

The damage deposit is returned at Commencement, less the 
actual amount of damages to rooms, furniture, etc. 

Should the damage account against any student reach $2.00 
at any time during the year he must deposit an additional $2.00 
with the Treasurer as soon as notified of the fact. 

The "Campus Tax" pays for entrance to athletic contests on 
the college grounds, subscription to The Davidsonian, The 



*The furniture provided by the college consists of bed, mattress, chiffonier, 
table and book-shelves ; the student is expected to furnish his own chair, pillow, 
blankets and linens. 



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Davidson College Magazine, and Quips and Cranks, and the 
Y. M. C. A. fee. The finances of all these student activities 
are managed under the oversight and control of the Auditing 
Committee of the student body, two members of which are 
members of the Faculty. 

Where necessary or desirable furnished rooms in the vil- 
lage may be secured through the Treasurer's office. 

SPRING TERM FEES 

Georgia Rumple 

and Corner Chambers Chambers 

Watts Rooms Rumple Furnished Unfurnished 

Tuition $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 

Room Rent and Light 27.50 26.50 25.00 17.00 14.50 

Incidental 7.50 7.50 7.50 7.50 7.50 

Medical 2.50 2.50 2.50 2.50 2.50 

Library 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 

Gym. and Athletics _ 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 

Commencement 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 

Campus Tax 3.50 3.50 3.50 3.50 3.50 

Total _ $79.00 $78.00 $66.50 $68.50 $66.00 

For each Junior or Senior Laboratory taken add fee of 
$5.00. 

A diploma fee of $5.00 is charged each candidate for grad- 
uation. 

All students, except residents, are required to occupy rooms 
on the campus, unless exceptional conditions cause the authori- 
ties to give a student permission to room elsewhere. 

All college fees are payable one-half at the opening of the 
fall term ; the remainder, at the opening of the spring term. 

Should these dates prove inconvenient, parents or prospec- 
tive students should correspond with the President or Treas- 
urer with reference to special arrangements. 



Expenses 103 

Each room with two students is allowed, in the above 
charges, two lights of 40 watts each. Additional lights or in- 
creased wattage will be charged for at retail rates. 

By order of the Board of Trustees students must have paid 
all the college fees of one term or made satisfactory arrange- 
ments therefor with the Treasurer before they are allowed to 
register for the following term. 

Registration in the college is a contract for the fees of the 
term. Partial rebate may be allowed for withdrawal from 
college before the middle of the term for cause over which 
the student or parent has no control, such as protracted sick- 
ness, but in order to secure such rebate arrangement must be 
made with the President before the student withdraws. 

No student shall receive a certificate of honorable dismissal 
from college nor shall he be recommended for a degree until : 

1. All college charges of every sort have been paid, or ar- 
rangement satisfactory to the Treasurer has been made. In 
the case of Seniors, such arrangement must have been made 
three months prior to the Commencement at which he grad- 
uates. 

2. He has returned in good order or replaced every book 
he has borrowed from the college library, and has paid all 
fines charged to him. 

Note — It is impossible for the President or members of the Faculty 
to sign drafts or to endorse notes for students. 

LIVING EXPENSES 

Table board at Davidson costs from $10.00 to $18.00 per 
calendar month; laundry about $1.00 per month of four 
weeks ; room attendance about 50 cents per month for each 
student; coal about $6.00 per year. The cost of text-books, 
like that of room furniture, varies widely, though it usually 



104 Davidson College; 

ranges from $16.00 to $20.00 a year. The fees of the various 
college organizations vary from $5.00 initiation fee and $4.00 
annual fee of the literary societies to the much higher ex- 
penses of the fraternities. There are no fees for the use of 
baths. 

Outside of the college fees, many students bring their yearly 
expenses down to $125.00. Others less severely economical 
keep their expenses within $150.00, while no one need spend 
more than $250.00. This is, of course, exclusive of clothing, 
railroad fare, and pocket money. 

No one need feel that lack of spending money will debar 
him from the social or athletic life of the campus, or deprive 
him of influence or popularity. Life at Davidson is essentially 
democratic, and probably a majority of the leaders among the 
students are partially working their own way through college, 
or are the sons of parents who can with difficulty meet their 
college expenses. 

TABLE BOARD 

The public mess hall, or commons, where scores or hun- 
dreds of young men take their meals together, with no lady 
at the table, and with a salaried manager in charge who has 
no pecuniary interest in making the fare or service attractive, 
has never found favor with Davidson authorities, and will 
never be adopted except as a last resort. 

The Davidson boarding-houses which take table-boarders 
are all private homes. The lady of the family generally pre- 
sides at the table, the number of boarders at one place rarely 
exceeds twenty, rowdyism and discourtesy are unknown, and 
the atmosphere of these boarding-places is distinctly that of 
the home. 



Expenses 105 

The boarding-clubs at Davidson bear no resemblance what- 
ever to the organizations of similar name and purpose in other 
colleges and universities. They are distinguished from the 
family boarding-houses only in the financial arrangements, and 
incidentally in the greater number of students. The lady of 
the house purchases all provisions and serves all meals in her 
own dining-room. At the close of the month, the actual cost 
of the provisions purchased during the month is divided among 
the boarders, and in addition to this each one pays the lady 
of the house $2.00 for her own labor, and the expenses of 
cooking, serving, house rent, etc. A large number of the 
students at Davidson thus obtain good, wholesome, and abun- 
dant food in these private homes at an average of about $12.00 
per calendar month. 



SELF-HELP ASSISTANCE, SCHOLARSHIPS 



STUDENT SELF-HELP 

Nearly one-half the students matriculating at Davidson 
assist in meeting the expenses of their college course, a large 
percentage maintaining themselves entirely. Among these are 
found many of the ablest, most popular, and most influential 
students at Davidson in every class. Many work during the 
vacations as teachers, clerks in summer-resort hotels, or as 
agents and canvassers, some making enough during the sum- 
mer to meet all college expenses for the year. Others during 
the term act as janitors for the Y. M. C. A. and the literary 
societies, as managers, or waiters on the tables of the board- 
ing-houses, and as tutors or laboratory assistants, or help sup- 
port themselves by hair-cutting, wood-sawing, copying, type- 
writing, stenography, office and library work, etc. The most 
fruitful field for self-help, however, is in acting as agents for 
houses supplying clothing, shoes, hats, fountain pens, athletic 
goods of every description, furniture, and everything else 
needed by their fellow-students, or for steam laundries, laun- 
dry-clubs, boarding-clubs, etc. Students desiring positions 
should file their names with the Committee on Student Self- 
Help. 

Success in most of these occupations depends on natural 
talent, faithfulness, and efficiency, but also on personal in- 
fluence and acquaintanceship. Hence they are hardly avail- 
able to a new student during his first term, but afterwards 
become more and more fruitful as a source of revenue and a 
means of self-help. 

TUITION REMITTED 
Davidson offers free tuition to the sons of ministers of all 
denominations, and to candidates for the Gospel ministry of 



Self-Help, Assistance, Scholarships 107 

all denominations, if they have been formally received as can- 
didates by their church authorities. 

ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY STUDENTS 

The college has the following loan funds from which loans 
can be made to students who need rather slight assistance to 
complete their college course. Such loans are meant to meet 
only the demands of real necessity. The need of the student 
and his scholastic standing will both be taken into considera- 
iton in each case. The student must present his application, 
together with a statement from parent or guardian as to his 
needs, to the faculty. He must have been in college a suffi- 
cient length of time for the faculty to judge as to his success 
in college work and his attention to duty. 

The Societas Fratrum Loan Fund aids needy and deserv- 
ing students by loans of money, to be repaid out of their earn- 
ings after leaving college. No interest is charged on loans 
from this fund during the time the student is in college here, 
and only four per cent, after leaving, provided the loan is 
repaid within five years from leaving college ; otherwise, the 
legal rate of six per cent, obtains. 

The James Sprunt Ministerial Loan Fund has been founded 
by Mr. James Sprunt, a philanthropic friend of Christian edu- 
cation, to assist in the same way needy candidates for the 
ministry. No interest is charged on loans from this fund 
while the student is in college here and for four years there- 
after; otherwise, a charge of four per cent, per annum is 
made. The student is expected to repay his loan from his first 
earnings. 

The J. D. Woodside Loan Fund, of one thousand dollars, 
was established in 1910 by Mr. J. D. Woodside, of Greenville, 
S. C, and most of this amount has been paid in. This fund 



108 Davidson College 

is available for worthy and needy students who can give valid 
security. The notes begin to bear interest when the student 
leaves college, at the rate of four per cent, per annum, pro- 
vided the loan is repaid within five years from leaving college ; 
Otherwise, the legal rate of six per cent, obtains. The benefi- 
ciary must obligate himself to settle the note out of his first 
earnings after leaving college. The beneficiaries shall advise 
Mr. Woodside in writing of the settlement of their notes 
given to the college. 

The Maxwell Memorial Loan Fund Association was organ- 
ized on the Davidson campus, June 3, 1913, at a reunion of 
the families of the three daughters of the late James McKnight 
Hunter. The Maxwell-Wolfe-McClintock families, being 
represented by forty-nine members present, decided to estab- 
lish a loan fund for the purpose of assisting, by means of loans 
from the fund, needy students of Davidson College. The 
fund was named The Maxwell Loan Fund, in honor of the 
late P. P. Maxwell, Sr., and is to be provided by annual sub- 
scriptions. The administration of the fund was placed in the 
hands of three trustees elected by the Association. The fund 
has so far provided from seventy-five to one hundred dollars 
a year, which is loaned on the same terms as the Societas 
Fratrum Loan Fund. 

The W . H. Sprunt Loan Fund, to assist worthy and needy 
students, has been established through the thoughtful gen- 
erosity of Mr. W. H. Sprunt, of Wilmington, N. C. This 
fund is loaned on the same terms as the Societas Fratrum 
Loan Fund. 

SCHOLARSHIPS 

Twenty-four Scholarships have been founded by benevo- 
lent persons and organizations for the assistance of needy and 
worthy young men working their way to a higher education. 



Self-Help, Assistance, Scholarships 109 

These scholarships pay to the student, in college fees, the 
amount of the income from the endowment of the scholar- 
ship, calculated at the legal rate of interest. Practically all of 
these scholarships are awarded to Freshmen. Assistance is 
generally given to men in the upper classes by means of loans 
from the loan fund. 

On account of the great number of worthy applicants, it has 
become quite common to divide a scholarship among several 
applicants. 

No scholarship is awarded for longer than one year at a 
time, and it may be withdrawn at any time for misconduct 
or inattention to duty. 

The Maxwell Chambers Scholarship — Endowment, $1,000; 
established by the Presbyterian Church of Salisbury. 

The William Murdoch Scholarship — Endowment, $1,000; 
established by the Presbyterian Church of Salisbury. 

The J. J. Summerell Scholarship — Endowment, $500 ; estab- 
lished by the Presbyterian Church of Salisbury. 

The J. J. Bruner Scholarship — Endowment, $500; estab- 
lished by the Presbyterian Church of Salisbury. 

The D. A. Davis Scholarship — Endowment, $1,500; estab- 
lished by the Presbyterian Church of Salisbury. 

The George Bower Scholarship — Endowment, $1,000; 
established by Mrs. A. C. Davis, of Salisbury, N. C. 

The Kate Williams Scholarship — Endowment, $1,500; 
established by G. W. Williams, Esq., of Wilmington, N. C. 

The Carr Scholarship — Endowment, $1,000; established by 
J; S. Carr, Esq., of Durham, N. C. 

The Thomas Brown Scholarship — Endowment, $1,000; 
established by Brown & Brother, Winston-Salem, N. C. 



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The Wiley Scholarship — Endowment, $1,000; established 
by S. H. Wiley, Esq., of Salisbury. 

The Wilson and Barringer Scholarship — Endowment, $500; 
established by Gen. R. Barringer and George E. Wilson, Esq., 
of Charlotte, N. C. For use of candidate for the ministry. 

The Oates Scholarship — Endowment, $500; established by 
R. M. Oates, the Oates Brothers, Charlotte, N. C. For use of 
candidates for the ministry. 

The W r illie J. Brown Scholarship — Endowment, $500; estab- 
lished by Col. John L. Brown, of Charlotte, N. C. 

The P. T. Penick Scholarship) — Endowment, $500; estab- 
lished by the Presbyterian Church, Mooresville, N. C. 

The A. K. Pool Scholarship — Endowment, $500; estab- 
lished by the class of '93, in memory of their beloved class- 
mate, Rev. A. K. Pool. 

The R. W. Allison Scholarship— Endowment, $1,000; estab- 
lished by Mrs. J. M. Odell (nee Miss Addie Allison), of Con- 
cord, N. C, in memory of her father. 

The Annie Phifer Allison Scholarship — Endowment, $500; 
established by Mrs. J. M. Odell, in memory of her mother. 

The Frances Taylor Scholarships — Five of an endowment, 
$1,000 each; established by a legacy bequeathed to the college 
by Miss Frances Taylor, of Newbern, N. C. 

The Worth Scholarship — Endowment of $1,000; established 
by Mrs. D. G. Worth, B. G. Worth, and C. W. Worth, of 
Wilmington, N. C. 

The M. H. McBryde Scholarship— Endowment of $1,000; 
established in 1916 by Capt. M. H. McBryde, of Laurinburg, 
N. C. 



Self-Help, Assistance, Scholarships 111 

MINISTERIAL SCHOLARSHIPS 

Davidson College esteems it a high privilege to train, free of 
charge, the future religious leaders of the church. Her 
friends, however, are beginning to realize that the greatness 
of her service in this work for the church entails a financial 
burden to which her resources are hardly equal. A move- 
ment, therefore, has been inaugurated looking to the endow- 
ment of a number of scholarships of $1,000 each, whose in- 
come shall counterbalance the loss of these tuition fees. As 
the actual cost of the tuition of each student is twice the sixty- 
dollar tuition fee, the donor who establishes such a scholar- 
ship shares with the college for all time the high privilege of 
training for enlarged usefulness and consecrated leadership 
the future ministers of the church. The following have 
already been established, and pay to the college every year 
the tuition of one candidate for the ministry. 

The J. M. Knox Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000— en- 
dowed in 1909, by J. M. Knox, of the First Presbyterian 
Church, of Salisbury, N. C. 

The Thomas Payne Bagley Memorial Ministerial Scholar- 
ship of $1,000— endowed in 1910 by Mr. and Mrs. Thos. F. 
Bagley, of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, 
N. C. 

The Daniel and Margaret McBryde Memorial Ministerial 
Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 by their sons, J. A. 
and M. H. McBryde, of Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church, 
Laurinburg, N. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 by 
W. J. Roddey, of Rock Hill, S. C. 

The T. J. Brown and J. M. Rogers Ministerial Scholarship 
of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 by Messrs. Brown and Rogers, 
of the First Presbyterian Church, Winston-Salem, N. C 



112 Davidson College 

The Mary Jane McNair Memorial Ministerial Scholarship 
of $1,000— endowed in 1910 by John F. McNair, of the First 
Presbyterian Church, Laurinburg, N. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 
by Mrs. N. T. Murphy, of the First Presbyterian Church, 
Salisbury, N. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 
by J. Bailey Owen, of the First Presbyterian Church, Hen- 
derson, N. C. 

The Blue Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 
1910 by the Misses Flora, Sarah, and Margaret Blue, of the 
Presbyterian Church of Laurinburg, N. C. 

The Alexander Mc Arthur Memorial Ministerial Scholar- 
ship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 by his family, Fayetteville, 
N. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 
by Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Turner, of the First Presbyterian 
Church, Augusta, Ga. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 
by J. E. Sherrill, of the First Presbyterian Church, Moores- 
ville, N. C. 

The T. W. Swan Memorial Ministerial Scholarship of 
$1,000 — endowed in 1910 by Mrs. Susan A. Swan, of the First 
Presbyterian Church, of Goldsboro, N. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 
by John J. Eagan, of Atlanta, Ga. 

The David Fairley Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 
by Messrs. Blue and McLaughlin, of Raeford, N. C. 

The Joseph Bingham Mack Ministerial Scholarship of 
$1,000— endowed in 1910, by his son, William Mack ('83), of 
New York, N. Y. 



Self-Hexp, Assistance, Scholarships 113 

The Rufus D. Brown Memorial Ministerial Scholarship of 
$1,000 — endowed in 1910 by his son, George T. Brown, of the 
First Presbyterian Church, Winston-Salem, N. C. 

The Frontis H. Johnston Memorial Ministerial Scholarship 
of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 by the First Presbyterian Church, 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 

The John W. McLaughlin Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 
— endowed in 1910 by the Presbyterian Church of Raeford, 
N. C. 

The E. B Simpson Memorial Ministerial Scholarship of 
$1,000 — endowed in 1910 by the Session of the First Pres- 
byterian Church, Statesville, N. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 
by the Board of Deacons of the First Presbyterian Church, 
Statesville, N. C. 

The Neill McKay Memorial Ministerial Scholarship of 
$1,000 — endowed in 1910 by his family and relatives, L,illing- 
ton, N. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 
by John McSween, Timmonsville, S. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 
by C. E. Graham, Greenville, S. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 
by the Presbyterian Church of Maxton, N. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 
by the First Presbyterian Church, Reidsville, N. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000— endowed in 1910 
by John Whitehead (75), Salisbury, N. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 
by the Tenth Avenue Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, N. C. 



114 Davidson College 

The Brookshire Memorial Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 
— endowed in 1910 by Mrs. Brookshire and Mrs. Lula B. 
Wynne, of the First Presbyterian Church, Raleigh, N. C. 

The Chas. H. Belvin Memorial Ministerial Scholarship of 
$1,000 — endowed in 1910 by his daughter, Mrs. John W. Har- 
den, of the First Presbyterian Church, Raleigh, N. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 
by the Ashpole and Rowland Presbyterian Churches, Rowland, 
N. C. 

The Julia M. Holt Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000— 
endowed in 1910 by W. E. Holt, of Memphis, Tenn., in mem- 
ory of his mother. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 
by F. L. Fuller, now of St. Louis, Mo. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 
by W. H. Belk, of Charlotte, N. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 
by R. P. Richardson, of Reidsville, N. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 
by W. F. Carter, of Mount Airy, N. C. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 1910 
by W. T. Brown, of Winston-Salem, N. C. 

The W. J. Martin Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000— en- 
dowed in 1910 by Gen. Julian S. Carr, of Durham, N. C, in 
memory of his comrade in arms, Col. W. J. Martin. 

One Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 1912 
by the Taylor Brothers, of Winston-Salem, N. C. 

The John S. Carson Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000- — 
endowed in 1912 by Mrs. John S. Carson, of Charlotte, N C. 



Self-Help, Assistance, Scholarships 115 

The Sarah and Evelyn Bailey Ministerial Scholarship of 
$1,000— endowed in 1916 by Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Bailey, of 
Mocksville, N. C, in memory of their children. 

The R. A. Dunn Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000— 
endowed in 1916 by R. A. Dunn, Charlotte, N. C. 

The James McDowell Scholarship of $1,000 — endowed in 
1916 by his children, Mrs. C. M. Richards, Davidson, N. C, 
Dr. J. D. McDowell, York, S. C, and Mrs. E. M. Seabrook, 
Edisto Island, S. C. 

The A. M. Kistler Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000— 
endowed in 1916 by A. M. Kistler, of Morganton, N. C. 

The A. J. Crowell Ministerial Scholarship of $1,000— 
endowed in 1916 by Dr. A. J. Crowell, of Charlotte, N. C. 

The Charles W. Johnston Ministerial Scholarship by Mr. 
Charles W. Johnston, of Charlotte, N. C, in 1917. 

The A. J. Yorke Ministerial Scholarship by Mr. A. J. Yorke, 
of Concord, N. C, in 1917. 

A Ministerial Scholarship by "A Friend," Columbia, S. C, 
in 1917. 

Pledges have been given to found the following additional 
Ministerial Scholarships of $1,000 each: 

The McCallum Ministerial Scholarship by Mr. and Mrs. 
D. A. McCallum, of Hamer, S. C, in memory of their two 
children, John Richards and Douglas Archibald. 

One by Mr. R. G. Vaughn, Greensboro, N. C. 



GENERAL INFOMATION 



LOCATION 

Davidson College is located in Mecklenburg County, North 
Carolina, on the Southern Railway, midway between the towns 
of Charlotte and Statesville, and twenty-two miles from each. 
The railroad from Roanoke, Va., and Winston-Salem, N. C, 
to Charlotte, also passes Davidson. A thriving village of more 
than a thousand inhabitants, called Davidson, has grown up 
with the college since its founding in 1836-'37. 

The college is in the famous Piedmont section of the Caro- 
linas, noted for its beauty and healthfulness. 

RAILROAD FACILITIES 

The college is easy of access, having eight regular passenger 
trains a day, each carrying mail, and making close connec- 
tions at Charlotte, Mooresville, Statesville, and Barber Junc- 
tion for all points north, south, east, or west. It has also local 
and long distance telephones, express and telegraph facilities, 
etc. 

SAFEGUARDS 

The location insures health, being on the line of the highest 
ground between the Yadkin and the Catawba, nine hundred 
feet above sea level. It is sufficiently remote from larger 
cities or towns to escape their temptations and excitements. 
By a law of the State, no intoxicating liquors can be sold 
within a radius of three miles, while as a matter of fact there 
are no open saloons within the state. Few places are so free 
from temptations to vice and extravagance. 

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orner of the college grounds. Here students, Faculty, and 
Dwnspeople meet for worship. Students are required to be 
resent at the Sunday morning services. 

SOCIAL ADVANTAGES 

Few villages of the same size furnish equal social advan- 
iges. The Faculty and the villagers alike do all in their power 
) give the students a home-life. 

CHARACTER OF THE STUDENT BODY 

It is not too much to say that the student body at Davidson 
. unique among institutions of learning. It is the enthu- 
astic testimony of practically all students coming to David- 
:m from other institutions that the moral atmosphere is 
rikingly different from anything they had known before, 
he habits and traditions of the college are all in favor of 
urity, sobriety, and gentlemanly conduct. The students are 
picked body of men, representing the finest home training 
f the South. Probably two-thirds of them are the sons of 
lurch officers, representing every state in the South. On 
ie average, more than nine out of ten are themselves pre- 
ssing Christians, and one in every five has chosen the min- 
try of the Gospel as his life's work. It is not too much to 
y, then, that the Davidson student body fairly represents the 
DWer of Southern culture and home training. To spend the 
>ur formative years of college life among such associates, to 
lect one's lifelong circle of college friends from such com- 
inions, is an inestimable privilege. Those can best appre- 
ate it who know from long college experience the irresistible 
olding force of campus sentiment and tradition on the im- 
ature, plastic, hero-worshiping boy, exposed for the first 
ne to its contagious fascination. 



118 Davidson College; 

Let it be distinctly understood that no claim is made that 
there are no bad boys at Davidson. The authorities sorrow- 
fully admit that it seems impossible to gather together three 
hundred and fifty young men, all of whom shall be pure- 
minded, upright, and honorable. Even at Davidson, a young 
man, if he will, can find undesirable associates. Yet this class 
is small, uninfluential, and opposed to campus habits and ideals. 
Its members are rigorously eliminated by the Faculty as soon 
as their true character is discovered. 

STUDENT SELF-GOVERNMENT 

The honor system began at Davidson in the early history 
of the college. The students themselves are its sternest 
guardians and executors. It is in these latter times enforced 
through the Student Council. 

Every student in college is under the pledge of student 
action to report to the Council every instance of conduct on 
the part of a student unbecoming to a gentleman and a stu- 
dent of Davidson College. Section 3, of Laws Governing the 
Student Body, reads in part as follows: "Any violation of 
the honor system shall be reported to the Council for action, 
and each member of the student body is on his honor to help 
enforce the rules and regulations of the honor system, as 
hereinafter set forth: 

'First, to report cheating on any pledge work. 

'Second, to report all damage to college property (whether done by 
himself or known to be done and unreported by others). 

'Third, to report hazing ; that is, any unreasonable or unfair advan- 
tage taken of a Freshman by reason of his class rank, thereby making 
him do or suffer something against his will or against his pleasure. 
Freshmen in turn are warned not to overstep the bounds of tradition'." 



General Information 119 

The students themselves thus enforce respect on the part 
of all for college property and for the comfort, health, and 
reputation of the student body. The Student Council, while 
without legal authority, is the representative of the whole 
student body in its dealings with individuals, and it freely 
exercises this social authority in dealing with refractory cases 
and enforcing the honor system, all of its decisions, of course, 
being subject to the ultimate authority of the Faculty, as a 
court of final appeal. 

MEDICAL ATTENDANCE 

All new students are required to undergo a thorough phys- 
ical examination by the College Physician, immediately after 
entrance. Any student may be required to undergo additional 
physical examinations according to the judgment of the Col- 
lege Physician, and any student may secure other physical 
examinations on conference with the College Physician. The 
Physician will give such advice regarding exercise, athletic 
games, personal habits, etc., based on his examination, as he 
deems proper. 

A medical fee is collected from all students, and entitles 
each one to free treatment for all ordinary cases of sickness 
or accident. The student must purchase all medicines, and in 
case of injury or accident all bandages or appliances other 
than those of an inexpensive nature. Consultation with, or 
treatment by, other physicians than the College Physician and 
extra nursing is at the expense of the student. 

If the College Physician so directs, the student must go to 
the infirmary for treatment, and remain until permitted by 
him to leave. The college furnishes room, furniture, fuel, and 
services of a trained nurse. For board during his stay, the 
student must pay one dollar per day. 



120 Davidson College 

The student is advised to consult the College Physician 
freely on all matters pertaining to his health ; reports of sick- 
ness as excuse for inattention to duty will not be accepted 
unless certified to in the reports of the College Physician. 

WALKING, BICYL1NG, ETC. 
The famous macadam roads of Mecklenburg County extend 
from Davidson in three directions — east, south, and west, and 
Iredell County has built a fine highway extending twenty miles 
to the north. These furnish fine tracks for running, walking, 
bicycling, etc., even in midwinter. Thus no student can be 
debarred, on account of roads or weather, from taking his 
regular outdoor exercise. 

BOOK AGENCY 
In the absence of a book store in the town, the Business 
Manager of the college acts as book agent for the students, 
and supplies the classes at publishers' price. The profits go 
to the Societas Fratrum Loan Fund for needy students. 



ALUMNI ASSOCIATIONS 



GENERAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

The General Alumni Association meets in annual session 
during Commencement. All former students of the college 
are members of the Association. The Trustees of the college 
have given the Association the privilege of electing six trustees 
of the College Board. The officers of the Association are : 

President, R. M. Miller, Jr., Charlotte, N. C. 

Vice-President, W. T. Bailey, Greenwood, S. C. 

Secretary and Treasurer, J. W. MacConnell, M.D., Davidson, N. C. 

Executive Committee, President and Secretary ex officio, J. P. Mathe- 
son, M.D., Oren Moore, M.D., Rev. W. E. Furr, and McAlister Carson, 
all of Charlotte, N. C. 

ALUMNI ATHLETIC ASSOCIATIONS 

The Alumni Athletic Association was formed as a branch 
of the General Association, to encourage athletics at the col- 
lege and assist in financing the sports. The officers are : 

President, H. W. McKay, M.D., Charlotte, N. C. 

Vice-President, L. G. Beall, M.D., Asheville, N. C. 

Secretary and Treasurer, W. McK. Fetzer, Davidson, N. C. 

The Executive Committee is composed of the officers and two others 
to be selected by the officers. 

LOCAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATIONS 

It is greatly to be desired that Local Alumni Associations 
be formed wherever the Alumni are gathered in sufficient 
numbers to maintain an active organization. Within a short 
period, three have been formed, and at least two others are 
in process of formation. The General Association, through its 
officers, is also preparing to push the establishment of these 
local branches. 



122 Davidson College 

GEORGIA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, ATLANTA, GA. 

President, W. G. Perry. 
Vice-President, Rev. Wm. E. Hill. 
Secretary and Treasurer, H. N. Askew. 

Executive Committee, W. G. Perry, W. M. Dunn, O. J. Huie, H. L. 
Parry. 

GREENVILLE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, GREENVILLE S. C, 

President, A. L. Mills. 
Treasurer, Rev. E. P. Davis, D.D. 
Secretary, C. G. Mayes. 

GUILFORD COUNTY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, GREENSBORO. N. C. 

President, L. Richardson, Sr., Greensboro, N. C. 
Secretary, 

NEW YORK AKUMNI ASSOCIATION. NEW YORK, N. Y. 

(In process of formation) 

Acting Secretary, Prof. Edgar Dawson, Hunter College, New York. 



A WORD WITH HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS 

It is a lamentable fact that many students learn to pass 
entrance examinations in Latin, Greek, and English, who can 
neither spell correctly nor punctuate properly, and whose 
written work is not only crude and inelegant, but full of glaring 
mistakes in grammatical construction. Such a student is not 
"prepared for college," and the high school offering him for 
matriculation brings discredit upon its training. 

In Mathematics, many students never learn to attack and 
solve problems alone, or to do any reasoning of their own. 
Even the solutions of illustrative problems are memorized, and 
"originals" in Arithmetic, Algebra, or Geometry, are insur- 
mountable obstacles till the teacher has solved each one, and 
the student committed each process to memory. However 
flattering the high-school grades of such a pupil may be, he is 
unprepared for college, and will probably be amazed and over- 
whelmed by the work required of him in Mathematics. 

In Latin and Greek, the most common and disastrous de- 
ficiency is ignorance of the declensions, conjugations, etc. — the 
"forms" of the language. Although a pupil not familiar with 
the forms may have read hundreds of pages of Caesar, Cicero, 
and Virgil, he is not "prepared" to enter and successfully 
pursue the Freshman course in Latin. The same may be said, 
mutatis mutandis, of preparation of Greek. 

The principals of our high schools are assured that David- 
son College is heartily in accord zvith them in their efforts to 
retain their pupils till they are thoroughly prepared for college 
work. The crowding of our universities and colleges with 
raw, immature, unprepared boys may fill out a catalog, and 
give an appearance of prosperity, but it is not conducive to 
the best interest of either student or institution. 



124 Davidson College 

This custom cripples the high schools, and lowers the dignity 
and scholarship of our universities and colleges. Still more 
disastrous is its effect on the untrained and immature boys 
thus^ thrown too early into the freedom and temptations of 
college life. Even if their morals remain unharmed, they are 
generally so discouraged by the impossibility of mastering 
their studies that, after a short and partial course, marked by 
hopeless struggle and inevitable failure, their college educa- 
tion is abandoned in disgust. On the other hand, the attempt 
on the part of the high schools to retain their pupils till they 
are deemed ready for the Sophomore class is not at all advis- 
able, and should not be proposed to the boys or their parents. 



DEGREES CONFERRED 

MAY 29, 1917 



MASTER OF ARTS 

Sellers Mark Crisp - Falkland, N. C. 

Walter Alexander. Johnson _.. ..Davidson, N. C. 

Edwin James Mclntire Wilmington, N. C. 

Harry White Ormand - -.Bessemer City, N. C. 

BACHELOR OF ARTS 

Andrew Brown Ripley, Miss. 

John Watkins Bullock - Bullock, N. C. 

Herman Archibald Campbell -..Aberdeen, N. C. 

Raymond Trice Carroll - Jackson, Miss. 

Augustus Rochester Craig - Pendleton, S. C. 

Leonard Hugh Eikel Fort White, Fla. 

Evelyn Harrison Hamilton „ __ -..Atlanta, Ga. 

John Kemp Hobson - - - Waterford, Va. 

Robert Earl Hughes . ..__ Cedar Grove, N. C. 

Walter Alexander Johnson Davidson, N. C. 

Samuel Reeves Keesler, Jr _ -Greenwood, Miss. 

John Walter Mann _ „ Mebane, N. C. 

James William Miller Sherrill's Ford, N. C. 

Francis Marion Mitchell, Jr - Edisto Island, S. C. 

Herbert Seth Morgan ...._ - Atlanta, Ga. 

Dan Ingram McKeithen - Aberdeen, N. C. 

William Henry Neal Charlotte, N. C. 

Philip Barbour Price :. Nanking, China 

Carl Emmet Rankin Gibsonville, N. C. 

Raymond Howard Ratchford - Gastonia, *N. C. 

Guy Walker , _ Andrews, N. C. 

Ther on Long White- Danielsville, Ga. 



126 Davidson College 

bachelor of science 

Avery Ted Cashion Davidson, N. C. 

Thomas Augustus Finley North Wilkesboro, N. C. 

Samuel Caldwell Harris Albemarle, N. C. 

Steven Thomas Henderson Charlotte, N. C. 

Rawls Howard Tarboro, N. C. 

David Venable Hudson _. Kashing, China 

Charles Reese Jenkins Charleston, S. C. 

William Parish Keesler Greenwood, Miss. 

John Parry Laird, Jr - _ Decatur, Ga. 

Wilbur Erskine Mattison _ Anderson, S. C. 

Harry Frierson Mayfield Anderson, S. C. 

Thomas Johnson Mitchell Thomasville, Ga. 

James Raymond Morton, Jr Savannah, Ga. 

Robert Lebby Murray _ Greensboro, N. C. 

Lauch Dixon McKinnon Laurinburg, N. C. 

Murdock McKinnon _ Laurinburg, N. C. 

James Purdie McNeill, Jr _ Florence, S. C. 

Everett Phifer Nisbet _ Charlotte, N. C. 

John Cannon Paisley _ Gibsonville, N. C. 

Algernon Beverley Reese Charlotte, N. C. 

William Yohannan Sayad Urumiah, Persia 

Benjamin Newton White, Jr Danielsville, Ga. 

DISTINCTIONS IN THE GRADUATING CLASS OF 1917 

Herman Archibald Campbell, Valedictorian- Aberdeen, N. C. 

Francis Marion Mitchell, Jr., Salutatorian „.Edisto Island, S. C. 

Steven Thomas Henderson, Philosophical Oration Charlotte, N. C. 

HONORARY DEGREES 
DOCTOR OF LITERATURE 

Prof. William Gilmer Perry Atlanta, Ga. 

DOCTOR OF SCIENCE 

Prof. William Alphonso Withers Raleigh, N. C. 



Degrees Conferred 127 

medalists for 1916-17 



DECLAIMERS MEDALS 

i 

Philanthropic Eumenean 

Robert Davidson Hall Albert Sherman Potts 

Belmont, N. C. Little Rock, Ark. 

DEBATERS MEDALS 
FRESHMEN AND SOPHOMORE 

Philanthropic Eumenean 

William Murphy Currie Albert Sherman Potts 

Carthage, N. C. Little Rock, Ark. 

JUNIOR AND SENIOR 

Philanthropic Eumenean 

William Cooper Cumming Robert Wilbur Cousar 

Wilmington, N. C. B.ishopville, S. C. 

ESSAYISTS MEDALS 

Philanthropic Eumenean 

Hugh Cunningham Hamilton Evelyn Harrison Hamilton 

High Point, N. C. Atlanta, Ga. 

FICTION MEDAL 

William Love Columbus, Miss. 

JUNIOR ORATOR'S MEDAL 

James Luther Fowle Washington, N. C. 

SENIOR ORATORS MEDAL 
William Henry Neal Charlotte, N. C. 

BANKS BIBLICAL MEDAL 

Herman Archibald Campbell Aberdeen, N. C. 

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MEDAL 

Dwight Moody Chalmers Charlotte, N. C. 



128 Davidson College; 

trophy awards 
alumni debating cup 

Philanthropic Society 

DEBATING EMBLEMS 

Davidson-Emory Debate 

George Council Bellingrath (Eu. )..__ - _ _ _ Decatur, Ga. 

William Henry Neal (Phi.) „.. ..Charlotte, N. C. 

Davidson-Roanoke Debate 

Raymond Howard Ratchford (Phi.) _ ...Gastonia, N. C. 

John Allan Thames (Phi.) Winston-Salem, N. C. 



Rou, of Honor 129 

ROLL OF HONOR 

1916-17 

(Attaining an Average of 95 and Over in all Departments) 

SENIOR CLASS (1917) 

Steven Thomas Henderson Charlotte, N. C. 

Francis Marion Mitchell, Jr Edisto Island, S. C. 

Herman Archibald Campbell Aberdeen, N. C. 

Evelyn Harrison Hamilton _._ — Atlanta, Ga. 

Dan Ingram McKeithen „ Aberdeen, N. C. 

Augustus - Rochester Craig Pendleton, S. C. 

JUNIOR CLASS (1918) 

John Russell Woods „ _ ...Tsing Kiang Pu, China 

James Woodrow Clark _ „ Charleston, S. C. 

Shelby Thomas McCloy .._ „ Monticello, Ark. 

Osca* Tubus Thies _ __ _ _ _ Charlotte, N. C. 

Lavens Mathewson Thomas, Jr _ Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Orin Conway Williamson _ ..Charlotte, N. C. 

SOPHOMORE CLASS (1919) 

Elij ah Ben j amin Wright ...Rome, Ga. 

Samuel Horton Askew Atlanta, Ga. 

FRESHMAN CLASS (1920) 

Dwight Moody Chalmers _ Charlotte, N. C. 

William Love „.._ _ _ Columbus, Miss. 

PUNCTUALITY ROLL 

Henry Benson Dendy ('19), and Deane Mortimer Orgain ('18), 
attended every college exercise during the year. 



130 Davidson College 

class championships in athletics 



BASEBALL 
Schedule Cancelled 

FOOTBALL 

Juniors (1918) and Seniors (1917) Tied 

TRACK 

Junior Class (1918) 



Students in Attendance 131 

catalogue of students 

1917-18 



GRADUATE STUDENTS 

Brown, Andrew , M. A _.. Ripley, Miss. 

Garth, Cornelius Voorhees M. A — Hickory, N. C. 

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS 

SENIORS 
CLASS OF 1918 

Aiken, Hugh Kerr, Jr B. S _. Laurens, S. C. 

Angle, Charles William B. S Greensboro, N. C. 

Bachman, Joseph Sidney A. B. 1 Bristol, Tenn. 

Bellingrath, George Council. A. B. 1 Decatur, Ga. 

Brown, Benjamin McClure B. S Cornelius, N. C. 

Brown, George William B. S Anderson, S. C. 

Childs, Edward Powell, Jr B. S - Lebanon, Tenn. 

Clark, James Woodrow A. B. 1 Charleston, S. C. 

Cousar, Robert Wilbur . A. B. l.„ Bishopville, S. C. 

Cumming, William Cooper...... A. B. 1 Wilmington, N. C. 

Currie, Lauchlin McLaurin. — A. B. 2 — DeFuniak Springs, Fla. 

Damn, John Baker B. S Marianna, Fla. 

Davis, Samuel Moseley B. S - _..Mt. Olive, N. C. 

Dishongh, Howard Allen B. S Monticello, Ark. 

Elliott, Harry Bartley A. B. 2 ...Davidson, N. C. 

Fairly, Angus Clifton...- — B. S. 1 ...Laurinburg, N. C. 

Finley, Allen Gordon B. S North Wilkesboro, N. C. 

Fountain, William Maynard B. S. 1 Greenwood, Miss. 

Fowle, James Luther. A. B. 1 Washington, N. C. 

Frierson, William Crosland A. B. 1 Heardmont, Ga. 

Grey, Hugh Morton _ A. B. 1 _. „ Davidson, N. C. 

Hawkins, Thomas Williams, Jr A. B. 1 Charlotte, N. C. 

Hengeveld, Fred B. S .Waycross, Ga. 

Hodgin, Charles McLean B. S Red Springs, N. C. 

Humphrey, William Guy..... A. B. 1 .....Greenwood, Miss. 

Kennedy, Marion Stoddert, Jr B. S _ ...Pulaski, Tenn. 

King, George Millard B. S Bristol, Tenn. 

Knox, William Bonner .A. B. 1 Newton, N. C. 

Lilly, Henry Tracy A. B. 1...... Winston-Salem, N. C. 

McCloy, Shelby Thomas A. B. 1„ _ Monticello, Ark. 

McDonald, Graham B. S Hope Mills, N. C. 

McKeithen, James Edward A. B. 1 Aberdeen, N. C. 

Mebane, William Nelson, Jr B. S Dublin, Va. 

Misenheimer, Thomas Melchor B. S Charlotte, N. C. 

Morton, Tazewell Norvell B. S. 1 Oxford, N. C. 



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Orgain, Deane Mortimer 

Overton, William Swepston, Jr. 

Patterson, John Howell, Jr 

Patterson, Leslie Hamner 

Richardson, Robert Payne, Jr.... 

Saunders, Alexander Peirce 

Shaw, John Alexander 

Stone, Robert Hamlin 

Thames, John Allan 

Thies, Oscar Julius, Jr 

Thomas, Lavens Mathewson, Jr. 

Williamson, Orin Conway. 

Woods, James Baker, Jr 

Woods, John Russell _ 



A B. 1 Danville, Va. 

__._A. B. 1. Salisbury, N. C. 

B. S. 1 - Muscogee, Fla. 

A. B. 1 Bedford, Va. 

B. S _ Reidsville, N. C. 

B. S. 1 Fredericksburg, Va. 

B. S. 1 Fayetteville, N. C. 

A.. B. 1 Stoneville, N. C. 

___A. B. 1 Winston-Salem, N. C. 

__B. S Charlotte, N. C. 

A B. 1 _ ...Chattanooga, Tenn. 

.....A. B. 1 Charlotte, N. C. 

A. B. 1_ Tsing Kiang Pu, China 

.....„A. B. 1 Tsing Kiang Pu, China 



JUNIORS 
CLASS OF 1919 

Alexander, Thomas Robert A. B. 2 Matthews, N. C. 

Boswell, John Reid B. S Penfield, Ga. 

Brand, Louie Christian B. S. l.~. Staunton, Va. 

Carter, Robert Cecil _A. B. 2 Mt. Airy, N. C. 

Carwile, Preston Banks A. B. 1 ..Rustburg, Va. 

Clarke, Rufus Rivers... B. S. 1 Estill, S. C. 

Cullum, Welcome Hastings _„B. S Aiken, S. C. 

Cunningham, Robert Brown, Jr B. S Decatur, Ga. 

Currie, William Murphy A. B. 1 Carthage, N. C. 

Davenport, Harvey Wesley B. S Mt. Holly, N. C. 

Dendy, Henry Benson.... A. B. 1 Hartwell, Ga. 

Dunlap, William Thomas, Jr... A B. 1 Charlotte, N. C. 

Flinn, Emery A. B. 1 -Atlanta, Ga. 

Fowlkes, Floyd Edward A. B. 1 Petersburg, Va. 

Garth, Robert Campbell.... _ A. B. 1 Hickory, N. C. 

Gilbert, Samuel Millard B. S Austell, Ga. 

Good, Louis Porter B. S. 1 York, S. C. 

Hall, Frank Price, Jr B. S. 1 Belmont, N. C. 

Hall, Robert Davidson..... B. S Belmont, N. C. 

Hall, William Alfred, Jr A. B. l.„„. Richmond, Va. 

Hart, Oliver Philip A. B. 1 Mooresville, N. C. 

Howell, Clewell B. S Wilmington, N. C. 

Hunter, Coyte A. B. 1 Charlotte, N. C. 

Kornegay, Robert, Jr _._ B. S. 1 Mt. Olive, N. C. 

Lilly, Edward Owings Guerrant A. B. 1 Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Love, James Jay ,__B. S Quincy, Fla. 

McAlister, John Worth B. S Greensboro, N. C. 

McAskill, Leon Clarke. B. S. 1 Jackson Springs, N. C. 

McClure, Robert Edwin _.. A B. 1 Wilmington, N. C. 

McKeithen, Leighton Black — A. B. 1 .Cameron, N. C. 



Students in Attendance 



133 



Maddrey. James Theodore B. 

Miller, Joseph Henry B. 

Mountcastle, Kenneth Franklin B. 

Neel, Wilton Cook „A. 

Peters, Robert Brookes, Jr B. 

Pharr, Neal Yates. A. 

Potts, Albert Sherman B. 

Robinson, Roy Wallace ....A. 

Robson, Charles Baskerville A. 

Robson, George McCrea A. 

Scott, Gordon Parham A. 

Siske, Manley Arphew A. 

Stone, Thomas Clarence _ B. 

Sutton, Parham George B. 

Turner, Earl Alexander ... A. 

Watt, John Dillard ...... .....B. 

Wilson, Leonard Livingston A. 

Woods, Edgar Archibald A. 

Worth, Charles William, Jr A. 

Worth, William Chadbourn _ B. 



S. 1 ..Winston-Salem, N. C. 

S. 2 Rock Hill, S. C. 

S Lexington, N. C. 

B. 1 Charlotte, N. C. 

S Tarboro, N. C. 

B. 1 Charlotte, N. C. 

S. 1 Little Rock, Ark. 

B. 1 Charlotte, N. C. 

B. 1 .....Davidson, N. C. 

B. 1 ....Davidson, N. C. 

B. 1 _Brookneal, Va. 

B. 2 Troy, N. C. 

S. 1 Stoneville, N. C. 

S - Calypso, N. C. 

B. 1 Winnsboro, S. C. 

S Reidsville, N. C. 

B. 1 Mt. Olive, N. C. 

B. 1 ......Tsing Kiang Pu, China 

B. 1 _ Kiangyin, China 

S Kiangyin, China 



SOPHOMORES 
CLASS OF 1920 

Allison, Robert Turner, Jr _ B. S 

Beaty, Ernest Albert _.A. B. 1...... 

Belcher, George Washington _ A. B. 1 

Bernhardt, Matthias Richmond B. S 

Black, Robert Lawson B. S 

Boney, Elwood Rantz A. B. 1 

Booker, Edward Nelson A. B. 2 

Brinkley, Ira Shore B. S 

Brown, Charles Grady A. B. 2__ 

Burgess, Taylor Stukes. _ B. S. 1. 

Byrd, George Adam, Jr A. B. 2_„. 

Caldwell, Daniel Greenlee, Jr B. S 

Caldwell, John Brown A B. 2 

Calhoun, Lawrence Gibson A. B. 1 

Cathey, Carl Hamer B. S 

Chalmers, Dwight Moody A B. 2 

Corriher, Daniel Calvin A B. 1 

Craig, Roy Rochester A. B. 1 

Davenport, William Peyton A.. B. 2 

Duncan, Shaylor Henry A B. 2 

Epps, David Samuel B. S 

Fleming, Robert Patterson B. S 

Foscue, Augustus Lyndon A. B. 2 

Griffin, Harold Cowan B. S 

Hall, Walter Moore B. S 



York, S. C. 

Lancaster, S. C. 

Juan, Ky. 

Lenoir, N. C. 

...Davidson, N. C. 

Kinston, N. C. 

Clayton, N. C. 

Lexington, N. C. 

Charlotte, N. C. 

Summerville, S. C. 

Greenwood, S. C. 

__ Concord, N. C. 

Mt. Ulla, N. C. 

Laurinburg, N. C. 

Davidson, N. C. 

Charlotte, N. C. 

Landis, N. C. 

Pendleton, S. C. 

Charlotte, N. C. 

, Lancaster, S. C. 

Kingstree, S. C. 

Warrenton, N. C. 

Maysville, N. C. 

Shelby, N. C. 

Belmont, N. C. 



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Hall, William Frank, Jr __ __..B. S.~ 

Hamilton, Hugh Cunningham A. B. 1.... 

Harrell, Wade Hillman A. B. 1_ 

Harris, Walter Page _ B. S. 1_ 

Hennessee, William Edward B. S — 

Hodgin, William Conoly A. B. 2... 

Hollister, Charles Slover, Jr B. S 

Howell, John Dudley .... „....B. S... 

Knight, Floyd LaFayette B. S. 1... 

Liston, Robert Todd Lapsley A B. 1... 

McAlister, Lacy Little B. S 

McArn, Archibald Douglas A. B. 1... 

McConnell, Harvey Russell B. S 

McCutchen, Kenneth Benson A B. 1... 

McGirt, Charles Augustus...... A. B. 2... 

McLaurin, Thomas Covington B. S 

McMaster, John Creighton B. S 

Matthews, Carl Jackson A. B. 1... 

Mitchell, Thomas Brice B. S ... 

Morton, Francis Crichton B. S 

Richards, John Gardiner, Jr B. S ... 

Roberts, David Worth __ A. B. 1... 

Robinson, Alfred Green B. S 

Sample, Gilbert Douglas .... A B. L. 

Shields, Benjamin Ernest A. B. 2... 

Smith, Hugh _.._ A. B. 1... 

Spence, Thomas Hugh, Jr __A. B. 1... 

Stogner, Daniel Coppedge A. B. 2... 

Sullivan, William Bartlett A. B. 2... 

Taylor, Jacquelin Plummer_ B. S. 1... 

Thomas, Franklin Anderson B. S 

Thompson, Marshall Alexander A B. 2... 

Tremain, Martel Arthur A. B. 1„ 

Watt, Marion Richardson. B. S 

Wiley, John Davidson _ B. S 

Wilson, Alexander Love, Jr A. B. 2... 

Witherspoon, James Whitted B. S. 2.... 



Statesville, N. C. 

.....High Point, N. C. 

Doerun, Ga. 

._ -..Henderson, N. C. 

Salisbury, N. C. 

Red Springs, N. C. 

New Bern, N. C. 

Wilmington, N. C. 

Carthage, N. C. 

Montevallo, Ala. 

Greensboro, N. C. 

Laurinburg, N. C. 

Chester, S. C. 

Staunton, Va. 

„ ...Poulan, Ga. 

.....McColl, S. C 

Winnsboro, S. C. 

Clover, S. C. 

Shelby, N. C. 

_ Oxford, N. C. 

...Liberty Hill, S. C. 

.Wilmington, N. C. 

Thomasville, Ga. 

Mebane, N. C. 

Atl anta, Ga. 

New Madrid, Mo. 

Concord, N. C. 

Roberdell, N. C. 

Concord, Ga. 

..Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Charlotte, N. C. 

Maxton, N. C. 

Wilmington, N. C. 

Reidsville, N. C. 

.Sparta, Ga. 

Quincy, Fla. 

Greensboro, N. C. 



FRESHMAN 
CLASS OF 1921 

Alexander, Earle Moore A. B. 2... 

Allen, John Waddell A. B. 1„... 

Apperson, Henri Eugene B. S 

Baba, Norman Pera B. S 

Barnette, John Graham A. B. 2 

Bernau, Rudolf Carl A B. 2_ 

Black, George William ....A. B. 2 



West, Miss. 

Newton, Miss. 

...Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Urumiah, Persia 

Davidson, N. C. 

Greensboro, N. C. 

Mt. Holly, N. C. 



Students in Attendance; 135 

Boulware, James Richmond, Jr A. B. 1 Lakeland, Fla. 

Bradshaw, Ned Archibald ._ „..B. S - - Salisbury, N. C. 

Brice, Samuel Douglass ~ A. B. 1 Marion Junction, Ala. 

Brogdon, Edward McKay. A. B. 2 - ....Sumter, S. C. 

Brown, Cecil Kenneth _ A. B. 2. ........Cleveland, N. C. 

Brown, Ernest Hyde B. S ~ Cleveland, N. C. 

Brown, James Steven, Jr _B. S ~ Hendersonville, N. C. 

Brown, Paul High „ A. B. 2 Chadbourne, N. C. 

Burgess, John Robert B. S - - Columbus, N. C. 

Burgess, Samuel Adamson. B. S.- - ...Kingstree, S. C. 

Burney, LeRoy Perry A. B. 1 Clarkton, N. C. 

Cameron, Marcellus B. S Raeford, N. C. 

Carter, Walter Wilson A. B. 2 _....„..Mt. Airy, N. C. 

Cassell, Jacob Erisman _ A. B. 2 Christiansburg, Va. 

Clark, Byron Oldham _..B. S - Salisbury, N. C. 

Clontz, Ralph Clayton „ A. B. 2 Unionville, N. C. 

Collins, William Augustus _ A. B. 2 ...Spartanburg, S. C. 

Cox, Robert Kirschner A. B. 2 Linwood, N. C. 

Cumming, William Patterson A. B. 1 _ „ Toyohashi, Japan 

Currie, Armand London _„ A. B. 1 Fayetteville, N. C. 

Deaver, Robert Richard, Jr A. B. 2 Brevard, N. C. 

Dodenhoff, William B. S Charlotte, N. C. 

Drum, Renn A. B. 2 Stony Point, N. C. 

Dunlap, John McNeely . B. S Charlotte, N. C. 

Edgerton, Luther Talmage A. B. 1 Kenly, N. C. 

Egerton, William Alexander B. S Hendersonville, N. C. 

Edwards, Magnus Eugene A. B. 1 ...Mt. Holly, N. C. 

Ewing, Craig Dysart A. B. 2 ...Shattuck, Okla. 

Finley, Arthur Cameron _ B. S North Wilkesboro, N. C. 

Fischel, Louis William B. S Chester, S. C. 

Foil, William Archibald, Jr.... B. S - Concord, N. C. 

Forgey, David Shields B. S - Morristown, Tenn. 

Fricker, Arthur Franklin ......A. B. 2 Charlotte, N. C. 

Gaither, William Cowles A. B. 2 _ Newton, N. C. 

Gaston, John Moore, Jr B. S - Lowell, N. C. 

Green, George Daniel, II A. B. 2 .. Wilson, N. C. 

Hall, Charles Leonard, Jr B. S Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Hand, Samuel Jasper B. S Lowell, N. C. 

Harrington, George Roosevelt B. S Monroe, La. 

Harwell, Samuel Knox, Jr B. S Nashville, Tenn. 

Heath, Forest Gage „ B. S.....„ Harmony, N. C. 

Heizer, Marshall Brownlee .A. B. 2 _ Greenville, Va. 

Hendricks, John Hunter .....B. S Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Hill, Hadley Alexander A. B. 2 Red Springs, N. C. 

Hooker, John Samuel B. S -. Alliance, N. C. 

Jett, Morton _.„..B. S - — . Athol, Ky. 

Johnston, Vilas A. B. 2. Clayton, N. C. 

Jones, Guy Osmond „ B. S...~ Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Kirby, Guy Smith, Jr B. S..-~ - ......Marion, N. C. 



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Kiser, Ralph Fincher B. S ...Charlotte, N. C. 

Knight, William Cary B. S Carthage, N. C. 

Knox, Walter Irvin A. B. 2 „ Waynesville, N. C. 

Long, Chalmers Garold A. B. 1 Matthews, N. C. 

Long, Hollis Moody......... A. B Cornelius, N. C. 

McCachern, Carey Williamson A. B. 2 _ Linwood, N. C. 

McCaskill, Charles Moore B. S - Bainbridge, Ga. 

McCaskill, Joseph Clyde A. B. 1 ...Camden, S. C. 

McKeever, Burnet Hyde B. S Raphine, Va. 

McKeldin, James Richardson... B. S Athens, Tenn. 

McLeod, William Murdock „.A. B. 2 Timberland, N. C. 

McPheeters, Robert Allen „ A. B. 2 Olivet, Mich. 

Mahood, Danner Lee B. S - - Baltimore, Md. 

Manning, Frederick Easley A. B. 1 Davidson, N. C. 

Mason, Alfred Douglass, Jr B. S - Memphis, Tenn. 

Massey, Henry Heath B. S - Waxhaw, N. C. 

Menzies, Donald Stuart A. B. 2 Hickory, N. C. 

Miley, George Edward A. B. 2 Davidson, N. C. 

Miley, William Henry, Jr A. B. 2 Davidson, N. C. 

Miller, Frank Ernest B. S Cross Hill, S. C. 

Mitchell, Alexander McFarlan A. B. 2 Thomasville, Ga. 

Moore, Charles Carroll, Jr A. B. 2 Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Morris, Arnold Augustus B. S Marion, N. C. 

Morrison, Clarence Nicholson A. B. 1 _ Statesville, N. C. 

Murrey, Harry Pollard, Jr A. B. 2 Nashville, Tenn. 

Newsome, James DuPre A. B. 1 Tallahassee, Fla. 

Ormond, Alexander Pierce _ A. B. 1 Gulfport, Miss. 

Penn, Green A. B. 2 Madison, N. C. 

Poteat, John Alexander A. B. 2 Marion, N. C. 

Robinson, Charles Wilson, Jr _ A. B. 1 Charlotte, N. C. 

Roddev, William Lyle .....A. B. 2 Rock Hill, S. C. 

Rogers, Robert Lee A. B. 1 ...Walhalla, S. C. 

Romef elt, Birchie Walton A. B. 2 Montezuma, Ga. 

Sample, John Harris B. S Hendersonville, N. C. 

Sanders, John Edwin A. B. 2 ...Bedford City, Va. 

Schenck, Lewis Bevens _ A. B. 2 Greensboro, N. C. 

Scott, Aaron McLendon _ A. B. 1 „ Fort Smith, Ark. 

Sherrill, Frank Car lyle, Jr A. B. 1 Cornelius, N. C. 

Sibley, John Carey . A. B. 2 Charlotte, N. C. 

Smith, John Bellamy B. S ...Elkton, N. C. 

St. Clair, Robert Lewis A. B. 2 Lucketts, Va. 

Story, Joseph Reynolds A. B. 2 Marion, N. C. 

Taylor, Lindsay Arnold B. S Salisbury, N. C. 

Thompson, Franklin McCown. ...A. B. 2 Roanoke, Va. 

Thompson, Frederick Noll B. S Charlotte, N. C. 

Vance, Charles Robertson B. S Nashville, Tenn. 

Waddell, Decatur Fox _ A. B. 2 Greenville, Tenn. 

Walker, Joseph Rogers A. B. 1 Morristown, Tenn. 

Walton, John Marshall . A. B. 2 Dublin, Ga. 




Students in Attendance 137 



White, Benjamin B. S Concord, N. C. 

Wilkes, Roy McD B. S Adel, Ga. 

Wilson, Daniel Allen „ B. S Rawlings, Va. 

Wilson, James Harvey B. S St. Charles, S. C. 

Wilson, Thomas Henry B. S. Gastonia, N. C. 

ECLECTICS 

Allen, Charles Fred 3 „ Atlanta, Ga. 

Allen, William Tronsdale, Jr _ 2 Gallatin, Tenn. 

Beall, George Hugh, Jr 1 Durham, N. C. 

Belk, Thomas Heath .._ 2 Fort Mill, S. C. 

Brady, Samuel Robert 2 Davidson, N. C. 

Brown, Harry Bernal 2 _ Little Rock, Ark. 

Brumby, Robert Eldridge 1 Goodman, Miss. 

Burns, Alwin Caruthers 3 Sumter, S. C. 

Calhoun, Edward Daniel 1 _...Mt. Olive, Miss. 

Crouch, George Sandford.._ 4 ...._ Carter sville, Ga. 

Crouch, William Butler 3 Cartersville, Ga. 

Currie, Jonathan Elliot 2 Fayetteville, N. C. 

Elliot, George Douglas 2 „ Thornwall, N. C. 

Fetzer, Samuel Joseph 2 - Davidson, N. C. 

Flowers, Allan Ralph, Jr 2 „ Sumter, S. C. 

Freeman, Daniel Ralph 2 _ - Charlotte, N. C. 

Gabriel, William Gilbert 1 - Sherrill's Ford, N. C. 

Gibson, Mack Wilson 3 Statesville, N. C. 

Hines, Derr Lynn 2 Stony Point, N. C. 

Hipp, David Elliott _ 3 Charlotte, N. C. 

Hollandsworth, Charles Jarmon.._ 3 „ Callaway, Va. 

Hudson, George Alexander 4 _ Kashing, China 

Huneycutt, Quincy Newton 3 Stanfield, N. C. 

Huneycutt, William Jerome 3 Stanfield, N. C. 

Inman, Audrey McGowan. 3 York, S. C. 

Jones, Robert Rives 2 Walnut Cove, N. C. 

Jones, William McConnell „3 York, S. C. 

Key, Frank Sims 2 Chester, S. C. 

Love, William „ 2 Columbus, Miss. 

McKellar, Franklin Norment 2 Rowland, N. C. 

McLees, John Logan, Jr „ 2 Orangeburg, S. C. 

McQueen, James Edmund 2 _ —Dunbar, S. C. 

McRae, Kenneth Gilbert 1 Hope, Ark. 

Mackey, LeConte 1 Lancaster, S. C. 

Moore, Elias Richard 2 Dalzell, S C. 

Moore, Edgar Blackburn ..2 Charlotte, N. C. 

Morton, Joe Baird „ 1 Oxford, N. C. 

Morrow, Hazel Potts 2 Albemarle, N. C. 

Murphy, Shannon Wiley 2. Salisbury, N. C. 

Neisler, Paul Mauney 2 Kings Mountain, N. C. 



138 Davidson College i 

Ratchford, Edward Erwin 2 _ Carlisle, S. C. 

Richards, Norman Smith, Jr 2 Liberty Hill, S. C. 

Sherrill, Heubert Rankin 2 Sherrill's Ford, N. C. 

Smith, William Clifford „.2 Maxton, N. C. 

Spann, Henry McFaddin 2 Sumter, S. C. 

Sprunt, Alexander, Jr __4 „ Charleston, S. C. 

White, Edward McFadden 3 - Chester, S. C. 

Wilson, Charles Hooper 3 Sumter, S. C. 

SUMMARY 

Post-graduates __ 2 

Seniors _ _ — 49 

Juniors _ . — _ 50 

Sophomores _ .. - 62 

Freshmen _ _ _ _ 109 

Electics _ „ _._ _ „ 48 

321 
APPLICANTS FOR DEGREES 

M. A _ 2 

B. S ..-. _ 125 

REPRESENTATION 

Arkansas _ ~ 6 

Florida ... „ _ „ ... „ 7 

Georgia __ _ ~ „ 22 

North Carolina „.. 179 

South Carolina 46 



Representation 



139 



Tennessee 
Virginia 
China ~ 
Japan ... 
Persia ... 
Brazil ... 



17 

17 

6 

1 

1 
1 



321 



INDEX 



PAGE 
Absence from College, Regu- 
lations regarding 78 

Admission, Requirements for 19 

by Certificate ~ 19 

by Examinations 30 

for Graduate Work 70 

to Advanced Standing 30 

Aid for Students 107 

Alumni Associations 121 

Assignment of Rooms 80 

Astronomical Equipment 86 

Astronomy, Courses in. 33 

Athletic Association 93 

Athletic Day 95 

Athletic Fields „ 89 

Athletic Regulations 94 

Attendance, Regulations re- 
garding 71 

Biblical Instruction Courses 

Biological Laboratory, Equip- 
ment of 87 

Biology, Courses in 36 

Board of Trustees 9 

Board, Prices of 103 

Book Agency 120 

Botany, Course in 37 

Buildings 83 

Calendar 3-4 

Chapel, Regulations regarding 

Attendance upon 72 

Chemical Laboratory, Equip- 
ment of 87 

Chemistry, Courses in 38 

Christian Association 92 

Church, Regulations regarding 

Attendance upon 72 

Church History and Govern- 
ment 42 



PAGE 

Class Enrollment 79 

Commencement, Date of „._ 3 

Committees, Trustees 9 

Faculty 12 

Courses of Instruction 33 

Degrees : 

Conferred in 1917 ...._ 125 

Requirements for 67 

Dormitories 88 

Economics, Courses in 65 

Education, Courses in 43 

Electives, List of 68 

Electives, Rules governing 67 

Elements of Law, Courses in 58 

English, Courses in ... _.. 21 

Enrollment of Classes 130 

Equipment . 82 

Examinations, Regulations re- 
garding 73 

Expenses „. 101 

Faculty 12 

Committees 16 

Fees, Fall Term 101 

Spring Term _ 102 

Laboratory 101 

Fraternities 96 

French, Courses in 41 

General Information 116 

Geology, Courses in 48 

German, Courses in 48 

Graduate Students 128 

Greek, Courses in 50 

Gymnasium 63 

Heating Plant 90 

Historical Sketch 5 

History, Courses in 54 

Honor Roll 76, 128 

Hospital 91, 119 



Index 



141 



PAGE 

... 33 



Instruction, Courses of ..... 

Laboratories - 86 

Latin, Courses in — 56 

Law, Elements of, Courses in 58 

Lectures — -.~ 97 

Library — 83 

Lighting System — 90 

Literary Societies — _.. 92 

Loan Funds _ 107 

Location 1 16 

Master's Degree 70 

Mathematics, Courses in 58 

Matriculation 30 

Medals 99 

Medical Attendance 119 

Officers and Trustees 9 

Oratorical Requirements 69 

Orchestra and Glee Club 96 

Organizations, College 92 

Otts Lectureship 97 

Philosophy, Courses in 60 

Physical Culture 61 

Physical Laboratory, Equip- 
ment of 87 

Physics, Courses in 63 

Political Science, Course in 66 

President of the College . 12 

Prizes and Medals _..._ 99 

Psychology, Courses in 60 

Publications 98 

Public Speaking, Courses in... 65 

Railroad Facilities 116 

Recitations, Regulations re- 
garding Attendance upon...... 72 

Registration „ 30 

Regulations, General 71 

Religious Organizations 92 



PAGE 

Requirements : 

for Admission „ 19 

for Degrees _. 67 

Roll of Honor, 1916-17 128 

Rooms, Assignment of 80 

Prices of 101 

Scholarship, Regulations in 

regard to 77 

Scholarships ....._ 106 

List of - _ _ 108 

Scientific Equipment _._ 91 

Self -Government, Student 118 

Social Science, Courses in 65 

Societies and Organizations 92 

Spanish 66 

Standing : 

Regulations regarding 76 

Reports of 76 

Students in Attendance 130 

Distribution _ 139 

Electics _.„ ....„ 137 

Freshmen 134 

Graduate Students 130 

Juniors „ _ 131 

Seniors 130 

Sophomores „ 132 

Summary of 138 

Treasurer _ „ „.. 9 

Trustees and Officers 9 

Tuition _ 101 

Water Supply 90 

Word with High School 
Teachers 123 

Your>e Men's Christian Asso- 
ciation „_ 92 

Zoology, Courses in 37 



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Photo-Engraving 

Designing and Printing 

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Service 

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